Exploring in Nature: Stories and Benefits

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Nature as our Classroom

Are you wondering how to start exploring nature with ākonga or implement regular nature excursions? Or maybe you need some help convincing your colleagues, leadership team or whānau about the benefits of learning and exploring in nature.

These short and inspiring videos are a great resource to watch and share with others.

Benefits of Teaching and Learning in Nature

Produced by the Department of Conservation, this 3 minute video features ākonga, educators and whānau from early learning and primary education settings.

Imagine a Classroom Without Walls

This video (7 minutes) was produced by Storypark and features Dr Anne Meade from Daisies early education centre. She shares lots of useful advice and examples about how they developed their regular bush walks, including a focus on personal and professional development for the educators.

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