Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bush Gathering 2

The beach was the location of the second bush gathering. The fortunate children of Balnarring Kindergarten use this space as their learning environment. Awarded educator, Karen Anderson and her community have embraced the opportunities their natural environment offers them.
The Mornington Peninsula appears to be a hot spot of passionate educators and families offering programs where being outdoors in nature is an integral part of their curriculum.
A small and growing number of services all over Victoria are beginning to successfully offer Bush Kinder and similar programs.
Fran Hughes joined us from Randwick TAFE, NSW. Fran is developing a training package she hopes will support current and future educators in Australia. I am very happy to have been asked, along with others in the field, to have input and wish Fran every success.

If you are offering children a program that is outdoors in nature and are interested in joining our informal bush gatherings please get in touch with me and I will pass your details onto the group

1 comment:

  1. Well done Doug. It was great to share the beach with you and the others. I really enjoy hearing about everyone's journey to educating in the outdoors. Karen Anderson