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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Saturday SOLD OUT so we've programmed a further 1-day NATURE PLAY workshop 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.

Emily met Celia during the Nature Play Conference earlier 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

Fire & Knives

Where to start

'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

As a facilitator of outdoor and nature-based learning, Celia inspires ECE and primary teachers to look beyond the day-to-day challenges and find outdoor learning opportunities where kids can blossom. While investigating how nature sessions could work within ECE and primary schools she found teachers really struggled to use the outdoor classroom. With support and guidance their confidence grew, and she is now excited to be running professional development for nature educators throughout New Zealand. Celia currently runs a bush kindy session each week and is also focused on changing legislation in ECE to enable full time nature kindergartens in NZ. Celia originally studied outdoor recreation and adult education. For the past 20 years she has worked for a variety of outdoor education organisations internationally, setting up, developing and running outdoor programmes, wilderness expeditions, leadership development programmes and establishing risk management and safety systems. Now with two wild preschoolers herself she wants to share her passion for getting children outdoors and into nature.


Sunday 20 October 2019



***Early Bird*** (if paid by Monday 2 September 2019) $195.00 (includes lunch)

Slow Bird (if paid from Tuesday 3 September 2019 onwards) $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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Tauranga, 3116

New Zealand

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