Play by these rules for some good, old-fashioned nature fun and hands-on learning!

Click on the image below to download ‘The NEW Rules of Nature Play’ Poster (PDF) Please feel free to SHARE SHARE SHARE it far and wide and in doing so you’ll be sharing your passion for nature play and helping kids develop theirs too! “Passion does not arrive on videotape or on a CD; passion…

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Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup and Family Nature Club Wrap Up #2 – Camperdown Botanic Gardens

Session Name: Exploring the Camperdown Botanic Gardens Session Date:   Saturday 22nd November 2014 Session Location: Camperdown Botanic Gardens, Park Rd, Camperdown VIC One of my own family’s very favourite places to visit in Corangamite is the lovely Camperdown Botanic Gardens. It’s an incredibly beautiful place and is set in what I think is one of…

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Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup and Family Nature Club Wrap Up #1 – Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf

Session Name: Exploring Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Session Date:   Saturday 4th October 2014 Session Location: Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Reserve, Camperdown VIC   It was a wonderful turn out for the first session, with a total of 22 Participants (12 Kids and 9 Adults) from 7 Families. The children were aged from…

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It’s not fun following behind an ambulance … and a timely reminder that spending quality time and being 100% present and in the moment is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family.

I wrote last week about how important it was to schedule in real quality time with family. But you already knew that! Well, there’s nothing quite like one of those cherished family members being involved in an accident to give you a really big reality check. It pretty quickly brings home how precious family –…

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What’s your choice for the next school holidays … Nature or the Roller Coaster?

As a family we spent much of our time over the recent school holidays here in Australia off the grid – away from TV, technology, and often totally unaware of the time. The absence of those distractions provided us as a family with much needed quality time to connect, and enjoy a slower, simpler existence. As well as having…

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Our family adventures in nature with our international guests, nurturing our future environmental champions and overcoming the challenge of finding other like-minded, nature-loving families.

Wow, I’m totally exhausted … but happily so! You see it’s been quite a nature-filled, adventure-packed, all-weather, noisy, giggly, fun and fantastic couple of weeks for our family. Having our new friends Ron and Janice Swaisgood and their boys Owen and Luke visiting us from the US has been so much fun. Whilst they may…

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Nature: Connecting families around the world … guess who’s staying at our house this week?

We’re VERY excited in our house right now, because we have some very special guests staying with our family! The Swaisgood’s are visiting all the way from sunny San Diego, and with the four of them joining the seven of us (plus a few extra aunts/uncles/cousins) for some nature play, there are sure to be plenty…

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