Nature-based programs for Schools

Nature-based Professional Learning Workshops

Educated by Nature’s Professional Learning workshops are designed by Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett.

Their experience teaching in outdoor classrooms at Bold Park Community School and their role as Education Consultants for Nature Play WA, provide a firm foundation for content delivery. This, coupled with their discussions with leading nature pedagogues from around the world and regular connection with children in nature, ensures educators will be equipped with current research and information. 

The following nature-based Professional Learning workshops are designed to consider the whole child in their development through interaction with nature in a school or early learning environment. Trudi and Daniel combine child development theory with storytelling and experiential activities. Their aim is to help educators take the first steps required to commence, reinvigorate or enhance outdoor learning possibilities. The workshops can be combined with an incursion to see the learning possibilities at your location.

The workshops have been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards.

For a more detailed list of what is involved with each workshop listed below, as well as cost, please download the PDF datasheet via the More Info button below.

To book a workshop, please complete a booking form at or by clicking the button below. Please call, email or use the Enquire link button below if you have any questions, or would like to discuss our Professional Learning Workshops.

Professional Learning Workshops – We Come to You

  • Sensory Risk Taking: More than just the five senses

  • An Educators' Balancing Act: Adressing fears in establishing Outdoor Classrooms

  • Belonging and Being in Nature: Creating identity and learning through cubbies

  • The Power to Transform: Using tools to develop independence and resilience

  • Building Nature Connection in Community: Using connection modelling in an educational setting

  • Saying “YES” to Children: Stories of empowerment, support and extension

  • Igniting Primitive Instincts: Using fire to spark fascination, bravery and body awareness

Professional Learning Workshops – You Come to Us

We also run in-house Professional Learning workshops for teachers, parents and students! Held in and around Perth, these workshops run several times a year. Bookings are below, through a secure external booking agent - Humanitix. For more information, please check out our Adult Workshops page.

"I just want to say thank you SO much for inspiring me yesterday with your amazing PD. Your passion and dedication is so obvious and I am so grateful to have experienced that. I've got some great ideas after hearing from you and I can't thank you enough, your presentation was wonderful. The children, parents and educators of WA are very lucky to have you!"

Brooke Healey, Bold Park Community School