The foundation course will provide learners with a deep understanding of the benefits, history, theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of nature education for children, while creating connections with their own purpose, drive and personal “why”. Learners will discover “how” to successfully establish and operate their own nature education program infused with kiwi culture.
Experience a professional development workshop in a natural, outdoor setting (Walking the talk). Be surrounded by like-minded learners in a supportive, reflective environment where educators engage in co-operative learning approaches using a mixture of theoretical and practical, hands-on learning.
Together we strengthen our philosophical roots, taking a dive into the big picture "Why" of nature based education and your own personal "Why" to develop a strong purpose, vision and voice for your practice as a Nature Educator. Only after we are strong in our why, we can learn the ways in which we can provide and deliver opportunities for tamariki. Next we strengthen our pedagogical roots and walk away prepared to begin or confidently continue your journey as a Nature Educator.
Feel inspired and motivated while engaging in 5 hours of small group learning set in nature with a shelter available for protection from adverse weather. (No rain will stop us!). Enjoy a tasty shared lunch, locally sourced and prepared with fresh seasonal produce. Get access to related Good Natured downloadable resources and join the online community of learners hui platform. You will receive a certificate of completion and we will personally contact you for a follow up chat/consultation to see how you are getting on with your journey, with a discounted on-site consultation option available.
Complete this Foundation Workshop and receive discount to complete the entire Elements Workshop Series or choose to book individual workshops from the Elements Series.
Learners will take away their new skills, knowledge and confidence to complete some recommended tasks to reinforce the learning and encourage learners to apply what they have learnt to their practice and their own settings.