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Nature Play

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wKlgAJ5ZZgSorry all, try this one instead. Hope it is easier to link to. Thanks…Continue

Started May 30, 2011

Nature Play
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Hi there guys...Thought you might want to watch this  3 min video clip we put together for on u-tube with a  little  public health message.  Please share with your facebook friends and feel free to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Narelle Debenham Sep 12, 2011.

 

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Steve Miller left a comment for Narelle Debenham
"Sorry it took me so long to respond to your friend request! Honestly, I forgot all about the site for a while, got caught up in work, football practice and soccer practice!"
Oct 25, 2011
Narelle Debenham commented on christina maniatis's group Australian Group
"Hi there to all of my 'C&NN connect' buddies. Just advising you of the remaining training sessions left for 2011.  They aim to inspire and help you facilitate  nature play for children.  details on website or via…"
Oct 11, 2011
Narelle Debenham replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"Hi Suz, thanks, we had so much fun making it...if it inspires Nature Play with other families then I am happy.  Would love to hear what you are up to with work, I imagine it is keeping you very busy :) Kindest regards from Narelle x"
Sep 12, 2011
Suz Lipman replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"This is such a beautiful video, Narelle. I hope that a lot of people have been able to see it and will see it in the future. I will continue to pass it on."
Sep 12, 2011
Fiona Della-Sale left a comment for Narelle Debenham
"PS  Our website for our cycle touring adventure is: www.4bikes1tent.org, if you're interested."
Aug 5, 2011
Fiona Della-Sale left a comment for Narelle Debenham
"Hi Narelle We are currently in France, cycling our way through Europe. Loving the outdoors here and observing how other countries 'get natured'! I will be out of internet range for a week but will get back to you as soon as I can. Ciao for…"
Aug 5, 2011
Suz Lipman left a comment for Narelle Debenham
"Hi Narelle! Is the video contest still open?"
Jul 26, 2011
Narelle Debenham left a comment for Fiona Della-Sale
"Hi Fiona, would love to hear about the committee you have formed and the messages you gave to the local community educating them about nature play.  We are trying to do the same at our local school in Victoria. Do you have a photo to share…"
Jul 25, 2011
Narelle Debenham posted a status
"Important health message for children & environment. Narelle Debenham www.naturedkids.com…"
Jul 13, 2011
Lesley Humphreys replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"Thanks Narelle ... Lesley"
Jun 1, 2011
Narelle Debenham replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
Jun 1, 2011
Tracy Schauberger replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"Hi Narelle , Lovely video, thanks for sharing.  I'll pass it on!  Tracy "
May 31, 2011
Lesley Humphreys replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"Hello Narelle ... the link is not working for me ... can you give me the youtube title?? ... Looking forward to viewing ... Lesley"
May 31, 2011
Narelle Debenham commented on Narelle Debenham's group Natured Kids
"If you would be kind enough to pass it on to them as  I am not fantastic with technology.  Please feel free to share the u-tube link with everyone.  Thanks Avery, from Narelle"
May 31, 2011
Avery Cleary commented on Narelle Debenham's group Natured Kids
"Hi Narelle,  What a lovely video. Beautifully done.  I think  there are many people who could use this when reaching out to others. Can you also post it on the Early Childhood Resources group and the C&NN Nature Clubs for Families…"
May 31, 2011
Narelle Debenham replied to Narelle Debenham's discussion Nature Play
"Try this one instead. Thanks from Narelle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wKlgAJ5ZZg"
May 30, 2011

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Narelle Debenham is primary teacher trained. Over the last 20 years, Narelle has worked in schools / pre-schools helping to create dynamic outdoor, natural ‘green’ areas for children to engage in creative forms of free and unstructured play. Narelle is the director of a program called 'Natured kids', During 07’, 08’, 09’ and 10' Narelle planned and implemented these weekly opportunities for local families and their children 0-5yrs, on the Mornington Peninsula, to play in nature together. Narelle also runs engaging fun and active workshops for kinders and schools in natural public spaces such as Flora and Fauna reserves, local beaches, Community parks and gardens, wetlands and bird hides, galleries and sculpture Parks and at agricultural farms. Narelle attended “Get Outside! It’s in our nature” children, families and nature forum in March 09, as an Australian representative held at Royal Roads University of Victoria, Canada. Narelle Recently presented two workshops, one at the ‘International Healthy Parks, Healthy People Congress’ in Melbourne and the other at the ‘Partners in play’ conference on “How to map your local area for Healthy, Happy, Outdoor family fun" and is involved in the global movement to reconnect children with nature. The Health of our environment depends upon nurturing many future little ecoliterate citizens!
Narelle Debenham…environmental early years specialist. Facilitator of educational free play experiences in nature.
Available in a consultancy role, to speak to professionals about how to map your area for Healthy, Happy Outdoor family fun.
www.naturedkids.com.au Ph. 9783 5746 or 0431791379 oaks@bigpond.net.au
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At 5:53pm on October 25, 2011, Steve Miller said…
Sorry it took me so long to respond to your friend request! Honestly, I forgot all about the site for a while, got caught up in work, football practice and soccer practice!
At 1:00pm on August 5, 2011, Fiona Della-Sale said…
PS  Our website for our cycle touring adventure is: www.4bikes1tent.org, if you're interested.
At 12:59pm on August 5, 2011, Fiona Della-Sale said…

Hi Narelle

We are currently in France, cycling our way through Europe. Loving the outdoors here and observing how other countries 'get natured'! I will be out of internet range for a week but will get back to you as soon as I can.

Ciao for now

Fiona

 

At 10:26am on July 26, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Narelle! Is the video contest still open?
At 8:54pm on May 30, 2011, Tracy Schauberger said…

Hi Narella,

I couldn't connect to the link you sent :(

Tracy

At 6:09am on October 28, 2010, Jennifer Leanne Shortis said…
Hi Narelle, I have just read your profile and love what you do. I was hoping to attend the HPHP in Melbourne but it was not to be. I would really love to learn more about the free play experiences. :D
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At 8:08am on September 19, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Hello Narelle

I thought I'd stop by and say hello as I do to all people outwith the USA. It's quite an interesting site - a little bit like a rabbit warren.

I run the Scotland group and the International Group. If you have a look on the Scotland site you will find Mandy Tulloch who runs "Mud Pie Adventures" which sounds quite similar to what you do.

Best wishes
Juliet
At 8:11am on September 4, 2010, Lee Wayne Sollenberger said…
Narelle, first get there intrest in what you are trying to do..I always draw a simple pattern and ask them to paint there favorite bird (Bluebirds are simple) ask them to make the sound of an owl,hawk,chickadee etc. take a bird walk pond, lake trail etc ask them to find ducks, geese etc. I find that kids this age are really willing to get involved and learn, as long as you keep the attention span going..I'm not sure what holiday you mean..Morning is the best time to find birds forging for food..take binos as they will want to see what they are looking for and it makes for a better viewing of the subject..

1 painting
2 bird walk
3 Bird calls
4 stop,look and listen
5 ponds, lakes, and trails
6 a bird feeder..is a great place to view birds..they have to be quite,and thats the hard part foe the little guys!!

Hope this helps..all the best and good luck..

Lee
At 6:19am on September 2, 2010, Lee Wayne Sollenberger said…
Thanks Narelle, I just got back from Vancouver,BC taking Grand kids to see "Walking With Dinosaurs" WOW!! what a sow...Would love to go again..Love the photos,kids have so much fun outdoors,just went Salmon fishing on the mighty Fraser and caught some COHO for a BBQ with my daughter and family..Looks like you have lots of fun also and keep it up..We are painting a mural right now so I must be off to 100 Mile House..Bye for now..

Lee
 
 
 

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