Nature Play QLD News

9 News Queensland: Outdoor Classroom Day QLD

by 9 New Queensland

Kids all around the state were encouraged to ditch the classroom and hit the great outdoors as part of Outdoor Classroom Day QLD. Read more…

Why making mud pies is more than just fun

by Terri Begley, ABC Radio Brisbane

As a child, did you ever stare wistfully out the window during class? Wishing you could be outside? Well, prepare to be jealous. It's National Outdoor Classroom day today. Terri Begley visited Payne Road State School's 'mud pie kitchen' to learn more. Read more…

Nature Play QLD Newsletter - September 2017

by Nature Play QLD

Spring is here, and the first Outdoor Classroom Day QLD is officially kicking off this week! It has certainly been a busy and exciting time for Nature Play QLD. In addition to this, we've seen a lot of interest in our new edition Nature Play QLD Embracing 2018 Passports, as well as our upcoming Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop, and Level 3 Forest Leader Training. Read more…

Schools urged to take lessons outside for Outdoor Classroom Day

by Kara Vickery, The Courier-Mail

TEACHERS are being urged to hold more classes outdoors to boost children’s physical activity, with more than 500 schools signing a pledge to host lessons outside. Nature Play program manager Hyahno Moser said it was hoped the event — which will involve more than 49,000 students in 2172 classes — would prompt schools to make outside lessons part of their regular curriculum. Read more…

Position Vacant: Marketing Coordinator

by Nature Play QLD

* Applications close - 9am, Oct 3rd * Interviews - Oct 9th & 10th * Part-time 4 days per week, 30.4hrs per week. Temporary Contract (12 months with potential to extend) 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…

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