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Should YOU become a Forest School Leader?

by Nicki Farrell, Wildlings Forest School

Having recently qualified from the 5 Day Level 3 Forest School Leader Training, Nicki shares her before, during, and after experiences which she describes as "empowering on many levels". Read more…

Ten Tips for Giving Your Child A Good Night Sleep Before Their Outdoor Adventure

by William Reich

One father tells us how he prepares his son for outdoor adventures, from encouraging a good nights sleep, to building physical strength and resilience, and much more in between. Read more…

What Happened When One Family Decided to Go Outdoors Three Hours a Day for a Year

by Hannah Alexander, ouryearoutdoors.com

One Australian mum, who describes herself as 'not really the outdoors type', took the pledge to take her children outdoors for three hours a day, every day, for an entire year! She documented this journey, and the results are pretty beautiful. Read more…

Children’s Barriers to Nature Play Turn Within- How is the Nature Play QLD Mission Going?

by State of Nature Play Report - Program Manager, Hyahno Moser

Nature Play QLD Program Manager Hyahno Moser reflects on how far we've come in our first three years, and where we're heading next. Interest, engagement and feedback continue to flood in from so many areas of the community, and the Nature Play QLD team remains full of purpose, pride, humility and resolve as we continue to champion our mission to renormalise free outdoor play for Queensland children. Read more…

Dinosaurs, Bears and Gruffalos: Turning ordinary outings into extraordinary adventures.

by Ngaire Trigg

This blog touches on a very easy method of utilising much loved and well read children’s stories to help connect children to any outdoor space – no misty idyllic mountain tops or picturesque forestry lane required. Read more…

WildChild Gardens

by Tamsin Scott, Green Edge Catalysts

One landscape architect reflects on the fond nature play memories of her childhood and tells how she recreated this in a suburban Brisbane backyard for her own children... and how she'd do this differently next time round. Read more…

Nature Spaces Support Child-Led Programs

by Rebecca Burch, Nature Explorers

A truly inspiring child-led educational program that empowers the child’s voice, by allowing them the freedoms to initiate their own ideas and resource their own learning. Read more…

15 Benefits of Going Out and Engaging with Nature for Kids

by Bestforthekids.com

Why engaging with nature is beneficial to kids, and why little ones need to frequently go out and spend time amidst nature for their optimal development. Read more…

Go Tribal this Spring School Holidays with Tribal Elements Holiday Program

by Alijah Brod, Grow Forest School

Experience Tribal Elements Holiday Program at Grow Forest School Noosa Valley and Support their 'Water for our Forest School Farm' at the same time! Read more…

Country Kids Family Daycare Creates Magic this Outdoor Classroom Day QLD

by Georgina Zadelj, Country Kids Childcare (Eubenangee, Cassowary Coast Region QLD)

"One child closed his eyes and held the tree like he was listening to its heart beating, another felt the moss ever so gently remembering to respect living things and the no picking, no licking rule." One family daycare mum shares her story of what was a truly magical day. Read more…

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