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This exciting 1 day workshop (9am - 4pm) is designed for educators who work with children aged two to ten years old, including Early childhood, FDC, OSHC, home school and Primary School Educators.

Regarding the learning outcomes, the workshop allows you to

  • Explore principles and practice of Forest Learning: the history, ethos, approach and the benefits for modern children

  • Discover the researched benefits of taking STEM learning outside of the classroom

  • Learn techniques to implement these principles and practices in the context of your service or community

  • Take part in a selection of adaptable and practical Forest Learning and STEM activities

  • Explore a 'typical' Forest Learning session, along with the necessary procedures and routines to put in place, including risk-benefit assessments

  • Engage in a collaborative discussion into current barriers restricting Forest and Outdoor STEM Learning and scaffold strategies to support your setting with overcoming these

  • Receive an introduction to planning and recording learning experiences to meet curriculum demands and external expectations

  • Learn 'tried and tested' suggestions to help you get other colleagues and parents on board and in support of outdoor play developments in your setting

  • Receive guidance on crafting achievable development plans for your setting and some quick tips to get you started from day 1

  • Receive a free introductory start up pack of resources to take back to your setting.

Please bring a sun hat, sunscreen, closed in shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing.

Light refreshments will be served, but please bring your own packed lunch on the day. This will help minimise ticket costs and allow everyone to enjoy lunch outside together.

The Nature Play QLD Team