Get Exploring with Nature Passport
An international app designed by Nature Play WA and IslandWood to get kids and families playing, exploring, and learning outdoors.
Research shows that spending time outdoors is an essential part of a healthy, well-balanced childhood. Nature Passport encourages and motivates children to have fun engaging with their environment wherever that may be—from backyards and city parks, to beaches and other wild places.
With over 100 activities designed by experts in outdoor play and experiential education, the app is a robust tool for both families and classrooms.
Download the FREE Nature Passport App
Make memories in nature
Balancing between ‘green time’ and ‘screen time’ in our hectic modern lives isn’t easy. But 98% of parents say that being connected to nature is good for their kids, and research shows that everything from mental health and stress to learning and memory are improved with time spent outdoors.
Nature Passport is designed to guide families through outdoor play, learning, and exploration together – creating fun memories while inspiring lifelong stewardship behaviours.
When using the app, kids look up, not down. The goal is to engage with the natural world, with the app working as a support. Activities can be enjoyed by children and adults of any age, and can be filtered by type of environment, season, duration, difficulty, and more.
Start exploring Nature Passport today!
Use nature as a teaching tool
Did you know that nature can be a tool to support your students’ learning goals? Time spent outdoors is shown to improve children’s physical and mental health, learning and memory.
With over one hundred activities designed by leading experts in outdoor play and experiential, place-based education, the Nature Passport app encourages kids to learn from the natural world around them.
Using technology to connect with the outdoors, it fosters children’s natural curiosity, creativity and critical thinking – skills shown to boost academic performance and learning.
New! My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport Educator Package
Launched August 2019 with support from the Department of Education WA, the My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport package supports educators in taking their class outdoors for enriched play-based learning.
The pack includes printable Nature Passport activity booklets for students; five detailed lesson plans linked to the curriculum; and, can even be used in conjunction with the free Nature Passport app (optional).
The My Outdoor Classroom Nature Passport booklets and lesson plans are an initiative of Nature Play WA, developed with proud support from the Department of Education WA.
Activate your public open spaces and make nature play part of every day for your residents
Nature Play WA also produces custom, printed passport booklets for local government areas, aligned with the free Nature Passport App.
Nature Passport activity booklets highlight nature playgrounds, green open spaces, wetlands and other nature-rich locations in your area and link them to interactive nature play activities anyone can do. The booklets also contain an activity map, a customised seasonal nature play guide, “15 things to do” within your City Council, plus stickers and a nature safari section.
Current editions of the booklet include:
- Shire of York
- City of Kwinana
- Perth Cultural Centre
- City of Gosnells
Let Nature Play WA create a Nature Passport for your local government area that will help activate your green spaces and make nature play part of every day for your residents.
Email [email protected] or call our office on (08) 9389 4050 for more the process and cost.
About Nature Passport
Nature Passport was created by two non-profits: IslandWood in Washington, United States and Nature Play WA. The app is based on a successful, paper-based program in Australia that has reached more than 600,000 families, and uses technology as a tool for connecting families and schools with the natural world across the globe.
Download the FREE Nature Passport App
Visit the website at www.naturepassport.org, where you’ll find lots of useful information for families and teachers on how best to use Nature Passport.
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