10 Things to do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is known for its beaches and theme parks, but it has so much more to offer! We’ve put together 10 things you can do on the Gold Coast with the whole family. Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located in Burleigh and is the Gold Coast’s only dedicated Aboriginal […]

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Nature Play at Berrinba East State School – A Case Study

Berrinba East State School is a school of 450 students situated in Logan Central. The school has a diverse cultural background with 40% of students speaking English as an additional language. Additionally, upon school entry, over 50% of students were identified as being developmentally vulnerable in the area of oral language. The limited language skills […]

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Outdoor Learning lowers violence and suspensions at Berrinba East State School

A great story on how principle, Stephen Kanowski of Berrinba East State School, has helped change the lives of struggling kids and parents by taking learning outside. Berrinba East State School was recently a finalist in the Outdoors Queensland Awards for the Nature Play QLD Education Award. Stephen has lead the school to becoming a […]

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Outdoor Learning Every Day with Outdoor Classroom Day!

Think about the last time you saw a child grinning wildly, bursting with excitement, and eager to explore. Chances are they were outside in the playground at break time, not sitting in class trying to grasp a new mathematical concept. But what if you could harness the same energy for both? What if that distant […]

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15 Benefits of going out and engaging with nature for kids

As a parent, you must have heard about the importance of playtime for your kids, either from your own parents, or from fellow parents at your children’s school. The truth is, your little ones do need to frequently go out and spend their fair share of time amidst nature for their optimal development. Let’s give […]

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What does risk taking really look like in early childhood?

One of the biggest hurdles to outdoor play is understanding the nature of risk-taking. We run a nature immersion program called Birdwings, and have found that the most challenging risk-taking activities that children will experience in our programs has little to do with wild nature play at all. Snakes, fire-work, water-play and tree-climbing are not as challenging […]

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