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1 Day Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop (Mackay)

This Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn how to implement Forest Learning into their educational centre or school.

The workshop is designed for educators working with children aged from 2 to 10 years old, including early childhood, FDC, OSHC, home school and Primary School Educators.

The content for all learning opportunities are linked with the Australian Curriculum, My Time, Our Place and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Learning outcomes:

- Explore principles and practice of Forest Learning: the history, ethos, approach and the benefits for modern children.
- Learn techniques to implement these principles and practices in the context of your service or community.
- Take part in a selection of adaptable and practical Forest Learning activities.
- Explore a ‘typical’ Forest Learning session, along with the necessary procedures and routines to put in place, including risk-benefit assessments.
- Engage in a collaborative discussion into current barriers restricting Forest Learning and scaffold strategies to support your setting with overcoming these.
- Receive an introduction to planning and recording learning experiences to meet curriculum demands and external expectations.
- Learn ‘tried and tested’ suggestions to help you get other colleagues and parents on board and in support of outdoor play developments in your setting.
- Receive guidance on crafting achievable development plans for your setting and some quick tips to get you started from day 1!
- Receive a free introductory start up pack of resources to take back to your setting.

WHEN

6 Jun 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHERE

Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens

9 Lagoon Street

West Mackay, 4740

QLD, Australia

COST

$220 (inc GST) + booking fee

CONTACT

Contact Description : Anya Perkins, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator for Nature Play QLD

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