Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network 2018 Conference
Our third Conference on Pedagogy and Practice in Early Childhood Outdoor Learning was held in April 2018.
Download program from file on left.
We were honoured to be welcomed on country by Bunurong elder N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs.
Tim Entwisle spoke about Melbourne's weather and the cycle of seasons we can observe here.
We brought Fran Hughes down from Sydney to talk about what is happening in nature kindergarten there.
We had a very interesting panel discussion over lunch
All our workshops were well received. They were:
Using story telling as part of nature kindergarten practice - Karen and Anne from Balnarring Kindergarten
Ephemeral art - hands on workshop on making art with found natural materials - with Shona Wilson
Boon Wurrung Language - learning about Boon Wurrung language revitalisation with Bunurong elder N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs
Learning about land management and birds with ranger Brian Thomas
Maths with young children in nature - with Dr Kathy Swinkels
Ian Potter Childrens' Garden Tour - with Emily Barrow
Saturday 21 April, 9.30 am - 4 pm
at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
$130 full price/$110 concession
catering by Kinfolk