“You don’t realise you are learning until the end of the session”
Connection to nature (the feeling of being part of nature), not only contributes to the development of our physical and mental health, but it is vital in developing a community that lives with active principles of sustainability. Providing young people with opportunities to learn outside increases their resilience, their confidence in nature and their understanding of the world they live in. Here at Educated by Nature, we encourage teachers to see the potential in those spaces at the edge of their school grounds or just outside the boundary fence as a way to engage the child’s whole mind and body in the learning process and by doing so, develop deep connection.
This video captures the essence of ‘The Nature Connection Series’, a brand new 8-week, immersive program delivered by Educated by Nature with the aim of supporting teachers to see the potential of local bushland and nearby outdoor spaces, engaging students Deep Nature Connection. This project was made possible through a partnership between Educated by Nature and WA Parks Foundation, supported by Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, involving four Public Primary Schools in the Perth Metro and Peel Region.