We would love to work with Nature Play WA. We offer online training and practical resources to engage educators and empower them to get outside!
Visit our website www.aweandwonder.com.au to find out more about us."
"Well done Charles, on the great work you have been doing in WA. I have been trying to make connections in Victoria to start something similar for the past 4 years, which is why this Australian C&NN group is great. Good on you. A bit about…"
"Just a quick update. Nature Play WA held its first of two Founding Partners meetings this week. These meetings have been held to come to agreement on the constritution of a new not for profit called Nature Play WA. This should happen in November.…"
Thanks for joining C&NN Connect. It's quite an interesting site - a little bit like a rabbit warren.
I run the Scotland group and the International Group. We hear a lot of good things happening in Australia especially around…"
"As Geoff said he WA Department of Sport and Recreation is keen to make this go national and will be contacting our colleages in the other sport and rec departments around australia. The idea is that we will provide the central natureplay australia…"
Well done Charles, on the great work you have been doing in WA. I have been trying to make connections in Victoria to start something similar for the past 4 years, which is why this Australian C&NN group is great. Good on you. A bit about me....
My name is Narelle Debenham, I am Primary teacher trained, and based in Melbourne. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in schools/pre-schools helping to create dynamic outdoor areas for children to engage in creative forms of free and unstructured play. During 07’, 08’, 09’ and 2010, I have planned and coordinated weekly opportunities for local families and their pre-schoolers, on the Mornington Peninsula, to play in nature together. In March 09’ I was delighted to attend attended the “Get Outside! It’s in our Nature” forum, , as an Australian representative at the Royal Roads University of Victoria in Canada, where I met with founders of the Children and Nature Network and with Richard Louv. It was very exciting to be part of the Canadian launch of their child/Nature Alliance. Through my work, I constantly advocate the need for an "Aussie" C&NN.
I continue to encourage, via my free lance work, lots of free play, healthy
participation, education and life long learning in natures cultural and environmental classroom!
Would love to have a chat about the Victorian dealings you have had recently. We all need to connect and meet up. Kind regards from Narelle Debenham
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