Join us for an exciting Learning Circle live webinar, Exploring intersections: Nature play and sustainability in the early years, on Thursday 13 June 4.30-6pm AEST.
The international Nature Play movement has led to the rapid emergence of various nature play programs across Australia. Such programs offer many benefits for children ranging from physical health and well-being to social skills and environmental knowledge. This Learning Circle offers an introduction to nature play programs, but also an opportunity to deepen understandings about the intersections between nature play and sustainability. We question what pedagogical approaches and theoretical frameworks are available to facilitate education for sustainability in nature play programs.
We have a fantastic panel of presenters lined up, including:
Karen Anderson, Preschool teacher at Balnarring Kindergarten, Victoria and Convenor of the Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network (ECOLN)
Jenny Dudgeon, Manager Sustainability Learning Centre, Tasmanian Department of Education
Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of New England, NSW
Chris Haas, Kindergarten teacher, Mount Stuart Primary School, Hobart
Fran Hughes, Head Teacher NSW TAFE, Doctoral candidate and Convenor of the New South Wales Early Years Nature Connections (NSWEYNC)
Michael Voss, Kindergarten Teacher, Eastside Lutheran College, Hobart
AAEE Learning Circles are open to anyone to join. Simply join via ZOOM on Thursday 13 June from 4.30-6.00pm AEST.