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Nature and the Curriculum: Play Based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom

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Scout Hall

13 May Street

Tauranga, 3116

New Zealand

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2019 SOLD OUT so we've programmed further 1-day NATURE PLAY workshops with South Islander Celia Hogan, for Teachers and Parents.

About this Event

wild & grace are blessed with being able to host Celia Hogan, all the way from Canterbury/South Island with this inspiring and empowering day for ECE, Primary Teachers, Parents, Un-schoolers and Homeschoolers.

There's a Sunday extension course for those who did the 2019 workshop, or those who would love ***2*** days.

Emily met Celia during the Nature Play Conference in 2019, run through

Limited spaces, so get in quick for this SELL OUT workshop (the Saturday session SOLD OUT before the end of the EARLY BIRD promo).

This 6 hour workshop will cover:

Benefits of nature play

Schema, loose parts and risky play

Recognising learning and linking the curriculum

The role of the teacher in the outdoor classroom

Risk management and group management outdoors

Making Fire with Flint and Steel

Whittling with Knives

'Play based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom: Nature and the Curriculum'

This 1-day workshop will build the confidence of educators who want to educate children through nature in either their own natural environment or a local nature space. It will provide skills, knowledge and ideas to support children's play in an outdoor environment while helping to make links to the both Te Whāriki and The NZ Curriculum. Aimed at ECE and Primary Teachers, Parents, Unschoolers and Homeschoolers there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

About Celia

Celia Hogan is passionate about getting children outdoors and into Nature. She is a strong advocate for child led play, nature play, risky play, building resilience, and improving mental health and well-being through nature. Celia originally studied outdoor recreation and adult education. For the past 20 years she has worked for a variety of outdoor education and personal development organisations. Celia works hard to change the face of education in New Zealand. She led a petition on the steps of parliament to enable full time nature-based kindergartens to start in New Zealand and her personal goal is to see every child spending at least 3 hours outside every day. To make this happen she runs professional development training, workshops and conferences for teachers and educators to boost their confidence and help them to get outside every day. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has survived a variety of crisis' both professionally and personally to give some real depth to her conversations and believes mindset matters. Celia is a natural and welcoming speaker and manages to juggle speaking engagements, running her Bush Kindy sessions for pre-schoolers and their whanau and taking her own kids on mini adventures in nature.


Saturday 10 October 2020

9.00am - 3.30pm


***Early Bird*** (if paid by Friday 12 June 2020) $195.00 (includes lunch)

Slow Bird (if paid from Saturday 13 June 2020 ) $225.00 (includes lunch)


Scout Hall

13 May Street

Mt Maunganui

Bay of Plenty


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Transfers INSTEAD of refunds:

Due to Celia's workshops selling out, the costs and organisation to bring her from the South Island and for catering reasons we cannot offer cancellations. Thanks for understanding on this matter – you are however welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else.

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Participant's experience

“I just wanted to thank you again for providing such a nurturing environment and food for us at the workshop yesterday. Also many thanks for taking the photos of my quirky seed pod creations. Hope I get to attend something else you organise one day.”

“I still feel completely heart-full and inspired after yesterday. And the food, wow. Emily, it was just sensational! It was a pleasure to meet you and everyone else there!

Thank you."

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