Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, early childhood educator, centre director, family daycare provider or playgroup facilitator – this course will enable you to mentor young children to feel at home in the natural environment. But just as importantly, you also get to learn about and embrace your own unique local landscape – both inner and outer! – in order to share this love of place with children, your community, and beyond.
We know that there are rising levels of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, and poor physical strength in young children.* We also know that time in nature is an excellent antidote.**
Are you ready to be a part of the nature play movement?
This is some of what past Program participants had to say about the Nature Play Mentor Training program…
“This course is for anyone who loves the outdoors and exploring their own relationships with the ‘natural’ world. It is also for anyone dismayed at the rapid changes happening to the beloved ecosystems around them and wondering how they can simultaneously deepen their understanding of what we call ‘Nature’ and help guide children to find their own relationship with it.”
“The Nature Academy training has been an amazing tool to increase my level of awareness and preparation to be a nature mentor. The structure of the course is very flexible and reasonable. The weekly Zoom sessions with all the students and the coordinators were immensely valuable. Thanks so much for a great experience of training and personal growth!”
“In these times of rapid ecological change, when so many of us are feeling distressed and unsure about what we can do- this course offers a solution that is both philosophical and highly practical- reconnecting ourselves and our children with the natural world.”