About Nature Play QLD
Nature Play QLD's mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors - nature play - is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.
Nature play promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity as well. Experiences in nature as a child also leads to environmental awareness and stewardship later in life.
Nature Play QLD is a collaborative organisation, working with partner groups to encourage the Queensland community to value nature play, and support families to prioritise it in children’s lives. Our primary role is to advocate the nature play message and to increase access to nature play resources, events and programs for Queenslanders.
Nature Play QLD is inspired by the ideas of American social commentator Richard Louv and the Children & Nature Network, and is administered in Queensland by QORF (Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation).
Nature Play QLD is made possible through the support of the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport & Racing.