Nature Play QLD News

Position Vacant: Marketing Coordinator

by Nature Play QLD

* Applications close - 9am, Sep 4th * Interviews - Sep 11th & 12th * Part-time 4 days per week, 30.4hrs per week. Temporary Contract Read more…

Call for developers to help get kids off screens and outside

by Georja Ryan, Sunshine Coast Daily

NATURE Play Queensland program manager Hyahno Moser has put the onus on developers and town planners in the quest to get kids off their screens and outdoors.  He said the role they played in encouraging children to engage with nature and foster a culture of free play was vital. Read more…

Sticking it to them

by Jim Tucker, Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin

Mark Knowles is relishing the idea that hockey's resurgence at the Commonwealth Games can help improve the poor D-grade physical activity levels of young Australians, and has in turn become an ambassador for Nature Play Qld's partnership with the Commonwealth Games' Legacy Program. Read more…

Nature Play QLD Newsletter - August 2017

by Nature Play QLD

There has been a lot to celebrate in the last month or two at Nature Play QLD, including the Queensland Government’s announcement of continued funding for Nature Play QLD, our new edition Nature Play QLD Embracing 2018 Passports, as well as the wonderful Outdoor Classroom Day QLD campaign, and the newly announced Nature Play QLD Awards. Read more…

7 News Gold Coast - Nature Play QLD Embracing 2018 Passport Launch

by Channel 7 News Queensland

Kids were encouraged to partake in Commonwealth Games nature play inspired activities at the Nature Play QLD Embracing 2018 Passport Launch event at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens. The new passport partnership has been launched to encourage kids to spend more time outdoors, following new evidence that kids aren't active enough. Read more…

Outdoors Queensland Awards - Nature Play Awards

by Nature Play QLD

The Outdoors Queensland Awards (formerly known as the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards) recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community. The Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants, clients and communities. Amongst the nine award categories this year, are the 'Nature Play Education Award' and the 'Nature Play Community Award' which are both sponsored by Nature Play QLD. Read more…

Queensland kids benefit from $1.87m Nature Play funding

by Queensland Government

More Queensland children will have opportunities to play and learn in Queensland’s natural environment, with the Palaszczuk Government announcing a new three year commitment to an initiative which encourages kids to spend more time playing outdoors embracing nature. Read more…

9 News Gold Coast - Playground Controversy

by 9 News Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Council will look to remove equipment from hundreds of playgrounds across the city as part of a $30,000 overhaul which may see a stronger focus on nature play spaces. Read more…

Gold Coast playgrounds to be overhauled in council review

by Lea Emery, Gold Coast Bulletin

Council are spending $30,000 on a park review which will look to remove shade sails and upgrade play equipment. Read more…

Childcare centre introduces fire pit for risk awareness

by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier Mail

A fire pit in this early learning centre is innovating their playground and revolutionising play. Young children are learning new skills and gaining a tangible knowledge of fire dangers, but more importantly the kids will be empowered to manage risky situations for themselves. Read more…

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