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Nature Play: Investigating the possibilities

  • Altona Early Years Hub 103b Grieve Parade Altona, VIC, 3018 Australia (map)

Nature Play: Investigating the Possibilities

A special event from the Hobsons Bay Teacher Environment Network. 

Educators from across Melbourne are invited to join us for this workshop. 

There has been a rapid increase in nature play programs across Australia in recent years including nature playgroups, bush kinder and forest schools.

These programs can promote many learning opportunities and positive health and well-being outcomes for children, as well as inspire community building and wider impacts.

This session offers an introduction to the diversity of nature play programs and an opportunity to deepen understandings of relevant theoretical perspectives and outdoor nature play pedagogies.

Find out more about:

  • International nature play programs

  • Links to the National Quality Standard (NQS), Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum

  • Insights from current research projects

Join us at the Altona Early Years Hub for this special network meeting with Sue Elliott, Ed. D., a Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England (UNE), New South Wales, Australia. Sue is an experienced practitioner, academic, consultant and author in early childhood education with a focus on education for sustainability and outdoor playspaces.

Please RSVP by Thursday 12 September  for catering purposes. A delicious afternoon tea is included.

For further information, please contact

This event is free for all teachers and schools in Hobsons Bay City Council municipality (a limit of two teachers per centre/school). Please contact Dominique if you are from a school/live in Hobsons Bay to register. 

Environment Education Victoria and Hobsons Bay City Council proudly support this Teachers Environment Network for Hobsons Bay schools.

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