Australian Group

To connect Australians and people living in Australia. To share ideas and encourage C&NN ideas to develop in Australia

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Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2017

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NurtureNature Education

Hi I just joined your group as I am starting a business in Melbourne (I live in Southeastern suburbs) to connect children to nature. I do garden design and planting (with families and schools working…Continue

Started by Pascale Miller Nov 17, 2016.

Lets get outdoors in Australia 1 Reply

What is happening to the people in parks in Melbourne? I would love to network with Natural Teachers and Parents in Australia.   Recently I discovered that my local Steiner Kindy is having to apply …Continue

Started by Yeshi. Last reply by Sybil Juzwiak Doyle May 20, 2015.

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Comment by Suz Lipman on July 23, 2013 at 9:24am

Fighting Nature-Deficit Disorder is the most important task that will lead to health promotion, said U.K. Professor Mark Dooris at the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) conference in Sydney.

Comment by Suz Lipman on September 25, 2012 at 9:04pm

And so it begins, I suppose. Right, Yeshi?

Another article from Australia, this one from UWS' Tonia Gray:

Australia risks producing "a generation of outdoor-illiterate adults" - says UWS Associate Professor in Sydney Morning Herald:

Comment by Yeshi on September 20, 2012 at 10:15pm

Hi Suz, thanks for this article, one of the things I love about Australia is still plenty of space where there is no reception. However I did notice in my last trip out into the Wollemi National Park, that I was getting reception where I could not get it before. 

Comment by Suz Lipman on September 18, 2012 at 9:03am

From Richard Glover in the Canberra Times: Finding the cure for city anxieties :

Comment by Suz Lipman on January 25, 2012 at 4:58pm

To the wild yonder! The Daily Telegraph's Angela Mollard on embracing adventure at a time when studies show less are inclined to do so.

Comment by Suz Lipman on December 19, 2011 at 1:14pm

Hi All,

Thought you might like to read this from Peter Fisher in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Nature not as Sexy as Stuff on iphone

Comment by Suz Lipman on November 10, 2011 at 5:29pm

News from Australia:

A growing disconnection between city children and nature threatens disastrous consequences for the State's environment, one of WA's top scientists has warned.

Comment by Narelle Debenham on October 11, 2011 at 9:01pm

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 link.

 Kindest regards from Narelle Debenham


Comment by Suz Lipman on October 10, 2011 at 9:31pm

Wonderful news from Western Australia. Our friends at Nature Play Western Australia have issued Activity Passports with a list of 15 nature activities every child should do before the age of 12:

Comment by Fiona Della-Sale on May 18, 2011 at 1:49am

I'm heading into the great outdoors of Europe with my family on a cycling journey for the next 7 months and excited about visiting natural playgrounds. We won't be in the heartland of these, Denmark, unfortunately, but if anyone has any other sites or suggestions, I would love to hear!



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