• Early Childhood

Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection - Educated by Nature

PL # 13459.
Starting on 5 Sep 2022
Cancellation permitted until 29 Aug 2022

Event registrations closed on 30 Aug 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


This day of professional learning, run by Educated by Nature, takes a look at different types of outdoor classrooms and the potential for taking curriculum outdoors. The workshop will look at some benefits and research around learning in nature and how it impacts both students and teachers. Inspirational stories will be told of outdoor learning in action from simple, single lessons, to utilising school spaces and even visiting nearby bushland on a regular basis. The workshop includes recommendations for starting outdoor learning including observing students, resourcing a space, developing a culture of learning and risk assessing. In the afternoon, time will be spent outdoors experiencing some nature connection routines of gratitude, ecology and observation games, wondering and wandering, mindfulness and journaling. Through this experience, educators will learn how to string these activities together in a program to suit students’ engagement and energy.



Educated By Nature

Educated By Nature

Educated by Nature is a small team of passionate Nature Educators: they are teachers and Nature Connection Mentors and playworkers who assist children, parents and teachers develop connections and learn within nature.

The team is led by Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett, qualified teachers specialising in outdoor classrooms. Their knowledge has formed over many years through additional professional development, study tours and participation and presentation at various conferences within Australia and internationally. Emphasis is placed on engagement with current research, networks and mentoring relationships. 

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Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection - Educated by Nature test

Date / Time

5 Sep 2022
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:00

Moerlina School


16 Brockway Rd
Mt Claremont WA 6010

Parking is offsite in Alfred Road (designated street parking about less than 100m from the school), Zamia Street (street adjacent to the school) and Pimela Crescent (just around the corner but a little busier with residents).

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)

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