Onsite Courses for Educators

Nature Play WA is excited to offer education based, pedagogical professional learning opportunities.

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Our onsite workshops are delivered at your school or early learning centre, to your team of educators, at a time and date that suits you.

Our workshops are designed to share the benefits of outdoor learning on all aspects of children’s development and, most importantly, their wellbeing. Participants will discover the potential of using nature and a variety of open-ended materials in the outdoor environment for holistic learning. The workshops investigate the possibilities in following children’s interests, how to explore an inquiry question and considers the role of the educator in enriching learning. 

At Nature Play WA we are committed to working with your educational institution to provide a unique and targeted workshop that addresses your desired educational outcomes.  Our team of specialist educators will liaise with your school or centre to create a workshop which makes the most of play and learning opportunities for the children and embraces the principles of best practice. 

Nature Play WA’s professional learning offers:

  • on-site delivery - we come to you
  • participants engagement with current ideas in outdoor education,
  • time for hands-on activities,
  • discussion with peers,
  • exploration of the topic in relation to their own setting, and
  • concludes with a reflection about the insights, information, understanding or inspiration gained.

Feedback from workshop attendees:

"I felt inspired to try a few new things I hadn’t thought of"

"This will benefit my future teaching"

"The passion for nature play was wonderful"

"I want to remember the feeling of being inspired and the importance of including play and hands on materials in all areas of learning"

"I am inspired to use the outdoors more, [and to] find a ‘special’ outdoor space at school"

We Acknowledge
Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.