At the Centre for Ecological Learning, we know the importance of building a child’s connection to nature from a very young age, and so are proud to announce our new partnership with Nature Play Academy to bring you Beetle Buddies: Nature Workshops for 0-6 year olds.
Join us for an Open Day to see what the program is all about! The Open Day is by gold coin donation and provides an opportunity for families interested in attending Beetle Buddies, to meet our facilitators, explore our beautiful site and help your child/ren build relationships in the group.
Beetle Buddies is family friendly and designed for mixed ages. The children will lead our sessions which are mainly unstructured.
Activities offered may include; fire craft, bush cooking, whittling, shelter building, story telling, nature craft and exploration. Children will have access to a variety of tools and can choose to participate in the activities or play freely. (Keep the bit about the schema cards but maybe re word it to:) “Each session will explore how children learn from following their internal ‘schema’ in play and nature. Parents will have access to information cards that highlight this process and help explain why children do what they do! We encourage families to attend all 10 workshops to meet the forest school principle of frequent and regular sessions in a natural environment.
Beetle Buddies will commence Friday 2nd Feb 2018 and will weekly run during school terms on Fridays from 10.00am-12.30pm.
What to Bring:
For your safety and enjoyment we request that participants – young and old – wear appropriate clothing and carry a backpack with water, a snack, a towel and some spare clothes.
- Enclosed walking shoes
- Morning Tea and or Lunch (session finishes at lunchtime – 12.30)
- Sunscreen and insect repellent (we also have some available however if you have sensitivities it is best to bring your own)
- This location has creek access so bring a towel/swim wear