Professional Learning Workshops

Nature Play WA is excited to be offering a range of education based, pedagogical professional learning opportunities.

Our new workshop suite offers educators (Teachers, Administrators, Education Assistants and Student Teachers) the opportunity to explore the possibilities of using outdoor spaces in their school and local community as learning spaces and Outdoor Classrooms and the confidence to engage with Nature Pedagogy.

The series currently includes three separate, half-day workshops that explore different levels of engagement with Outdoor Classrooms and can be attended as stand alone experiences or combined to provide an extensive experience contributing to professional development and pedagogical change.

Find out more about each workshop below, and follow the links to book your place!

Designing a Nature School Space 

Nature Play and Teachers at a workshop

For Early Childhood Educators

This workshop is designed to inspire and kick start creativity in establishing a play-based outdoor classroom. Using information from Professor David Sobel on children’s play motifs, educators will play themselves to create models of outdoor learning spaces that support the Early Years Framework. The workshop also explores some of the barriers to learning outside and how risk, organisation and supervision can be reframed to create success in a school or early learning centre environment.

Date: Tuesday August 7th
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: $85 (inc GST)
Location: Nature Play WA, Cygnet Hall, 1 Hackett Drive, Crawley

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Simple Numeracy Lessons for a Nature School

For Primary School Educators

One of the simplest ways to start an outdoor classroom is to transplant lessons usually conducted indoors, to the outdoors. This workshop will explore research on the state of childhood and stories of outdoor classrooms from Australian and around the world. Educators will go outside the four walls to participate in outdoor lessons focussed on exploring numeracy using natural objects. This workshop with provide the inspiration and ideas you need to start teaching outside straight away.

Date: Tuesday August 21st
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: $85 (inc GST)
Location: Nature Play WA, Cygnet Hall, 1 Hackett Drive, Crawley

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Nature School Investigations and Project-Oriented Learning

For Primary School Educators

Curiousity is naturally aroused in students when exploring the outdoors. This workshop assists educators in using observation and questioning skills to dig deep into children’s play and exploration in order to discover the wonder that truly motivates. Using art, science and technology, educators participate in a collaborative project in the outdoor classroom. Educators will take home ideas on how to follow students’ interest to develop outdoor classrooms and projects that link to the curriculum.

Date: Saturday September 1st
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: $85 (inc GST)
Location: Nature Play WA, Cygnet Hall, 1 Hackett Drive, Crawley

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Loose Parts Play in a Nature School

For Early Childhood Educators

(COMING SOON!)

You don’t need to wait for an outdoor nature playspace to be built before you explore learning and playing with natural materials. In this workshop, educators discover the importance of outdoor loose parts play and its place in both the Early Years Framework and Australian Quality Standards. Using Piaget’s Child Development Schemas, educators will have the opportunity to play with small loose parts and create different ways to extend childrens’ play. Educators will look at ideas to organise space that will both support management of resources and childrens’ physical activity needs

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Engaging Outdoor Learning Workshops


Engaging Outdoor Learning Information Session - From Research to Implementation

Exploring the background research surrounding Outdoor Learning and Nature Pedagogues, this information session provides participants some concrete examples of the benefits of Outdoor Classrooms. This information session arms the passionate educator and administrator to go to their school community armed with hard facts to build support for Engaging in Outdoor Learning in their setting.

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