Photograph of Dr Kelsie Prabawa-Sear, CEO of Nature Play WA. Kelsie has light brown, wavy hair, light-skinned complexion and green eyes. Her head and shoulders are visible in this photograph. She is wearing a light pink coloured jacket and is in front of a dark green leafy background.

The team at Nature Play WA welcomes our new CEO

September 1, 2022

The team at Nature Play WA are delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Dr Kelsie Prabawa-Sear, who comes to us after an incredibly competitive recruitment process, that saw a large field of strong candidates vying for the role.  In this blog, Kelsie shares her thoughts on her new role, her plans for […]

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A photograph of Paul Udinga. He is standing in the nature playground at John Forrest National Park, next to a wooden sculpture of a lizard. He is smiling at the camera and is wearing his navy blue ranger uniform. The ground is covered in brown dirt and woodchips, and the background features bush and trees, small limestone walls and a rust-red steel bridge.

From childhood visitor to Senior Ranger: Paul Udinga

August 23, 2022

Paul Udinga’s family loved exploring the outdoors when he was a kid and were frequent visitors to John Forrest National Park. Little did he know he’d eventually become a custodian of the park, in the form of a ranger!   Paul has been the Senior Ranger at John Forrest National Park for almost 10 years and […]

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A photograph of Mike Robinson. He is an older man, perhaps in his 60s or 70s. He wears a cap, a long sleeve shirt and jeans. He stands on a trail at Mundy Regional Park that overlooks Lesmurdie Falls. The background is made up of a hill, mostly green with shrubs, but a few dark grey boulders.

Hidden gems, unique history and vital rehabilitation at Mundy Regional Park with Mike Robinson

August 15, 2022

Mike Robinson is the Chair of member-run group, Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls (FOULF). They’re on a mission to restore native flora, undertake structural rehabilitation, improve the amenities and acknowledge the history at Mundy Regional Park.  We were lucky enough to take a walk around the park with Mike. With a wealth of knowledge under […]

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Life as a ranger at Yanchep National Park with Pip Carboon

June 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a ranger for a national park?  Meet Pip Carboon, ranger at Yanchep National Park. She is one of those incredible people that made the seemingly universal childhood dream of working with animals and nature come true!  Pip has dedicated over a decade of […]

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Dear Nature Play WA Community

June 23, 2022

Dear Nature Play WA community, After 12 years at the helm of Nature Play WA, it is time for me to say goodbye and wish you all a nature-rich life, full of play, connection, and adventure. As I prepare to move into whatever my next adventure may be, and as Nature Play WA prepares to […]

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A volunteer from Fishability assists an older man with fishing on the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty. She is crouched down next to the man who is sitting on a camping chair. She has wears a beige coloured hat with black sunglasses sitting on the peak and a long sleeve blue shirt with the Fishability logo on the right. Her blonde hair is in a pony tail and sits on her shoulder. She is holding a fishing rod and a fish that has been caught, and is grinning at the older man. The older man grins back at her. He is wearing a yellow, wide-brim sun hat, black sunglasses and a checkered long-sleeve button-up shirt that is green, grey and white in colour with light blue jeans. The water can just be seen behind them, but it is out of focus.

Fishing for all at Woodman Point with Fishability

May 23, 2022

Fishability is a not-for-profit association on a mission to break down the barriers between people with disabilities and recreational fishing. Their team of volunteers run sessions at accessible locations around Perth (onboard a vessel or a jetty), where people with disabilities can learn new skills with the help of motorised equipment, create lifelong friendships, and […]

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A photo of the outside of the Canning River Eco Education Centre on a sunny day.

Top tips and insider info: plan your visit to Canning River Regional Park with this expert advice

April 14, 2022

For over 10 years, Tracy Lyon has proudly worked as an administration officer and community liaison at Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC). She’s also a Wilson local, living just down the road from Kent Street Weir.   So, it’s no surprise that Tracy has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the animals, […]

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With masks now on in WA primary schools, time in nature is even more important

March 2, 2022

While children (and parents!) may find the new mask rules for children challenging, Nature Play WA has some tips on supporting your child in wearing a mask, and how to help them decompress and wind down when the day at school is over, and the mask comes off.  With Western Australia moving to Level 2 […]

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Growing Bigger Backyards – Thinking Outside the Fence

December 8, 2021

The great Western Australian dream of owning a backyard so vast that your kids stub their toes on the push-mower you lost to the weeds three summers ago while fielding their sister’s cover drive is, let’s just face it, over. The quarter-acre block is dead, and backyards are shrinking faster than a Twisties packet in […]

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Nature-Based Christmas Crafts, Activities and Gift Ideas

November 25, 2021

Over the years we’ve put together collections of our favourite nature-based crafts, activities and gift ideas for the Christmas season. We’ve curated them here, in one place, for you to discover!   Merry and Bright – Christmas Nature Crafts Minimal materials are needed for these projects – as long as you have some paint or […]

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