WildKids – Weekly Forest School

Natureweavers is the longest running and award-winning forest school on the Sunshine Coast. Led by Carly Garner, a pioneer in Australian nature pedagogy and environmental education. WildKids is our weekly ‘earth school’ program for children aged 2-12 years. WildKids spend their whole day outside, exploring our specially selected wildspace in Black Mountain – a perfect balance of grassy backyard, diverse forest, peaceful waterholes and abundant wildlife. WildKids will come to know this local land deeply, developing connections, experiential understanding and bushcraft skills as well as experiencing the simple freedom of unstructured, extended periods of time playing in nature. A gentle rhythm guides our day, but the specifics are child-led, interest-based, experiential and seasonal. Children are mentored into nature with knowledge, with respect and with love – of children and of earth.

When: Tuesday – Friday (come one day or many!)

Where: Natureweavers, Black Mountain

Who: Children aged 3 – 12 years old

Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Cost: $70 per day

Term 1: February 4 – April 5

Term 2: April 29 – June 21

Term 3: July 15 – September 20

Term 4: October 14 – December 13

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10 + 3 =

Whittlers Guild – Autumn

The Natureweavers Whittlers Guild will once again gather in autumn to share in the wonder of whittling.

Wood and blade, head and hand will come together to make a mallet, a tent peg, a hook, a knife, a spoon, some beads, perhaps a talisman of your own creation.

Create and learn in, with and from nature under the guidance of Natureweavers, the most experienced whittling teachers on the Sunshine Coast. Children are guided with skill, awareness, experience and knowledge, as well as deep respect for the forest from which we shall forage for our materials.

In this session, children will learn the ‘blades’ of whittling, tree and wood ID skills, the principles of honorable harvest, the skills to use what they have to make what they need, and they will join in a long line of whittlers on the Coast. This session is suitable for everyone from beginners through to experienced whittlers.

When: Saturday 9 March, 2019

Where: Natureweavers, Black Mountain

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Suitable for: children aged 7+ Cost: $65 per participant

Bookings at: https://www.trybooking.com/BAMXC Places are limited.

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The Journeystick Project

In celebration of International Womens’ Day, we shall gather in sisterhood and share in the wondrous ways of

The Journeystick Project

This session was created by Carly Garner and Fiona Ball in 2014 to nurture the connection of women to self and to earth through the creation of our own personal talisman.

Through elemental ritual and conscious handwork, we will seek our stick from our local wildspace, work it in traditional ways, and adorn it to represent who we are in this moment in time.

This session includes deep ecology practice, walking meditation, traditional bushcraft skills, sacred art and creativity, shared feasting and conscious sisterhood.

When: Sunday 10 March, 2019

Where: Natureweavers, Black Mountain

Time: 1pm – 4pm Cost: $80

All materials and tools provided. No whittling experience is necessary. Suitable for women aged 16+

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Gather in circle and discover the the peace and power of weaving with nature.

In this session we shall identify and harvest natural materials for fibre and weaving from our land (both plant and otherwise), learn how to prepare them for handwork, and then create functional and beautiful vessels, baskets, pouches and talismans.

Our session will start with a Sit Spot practice, and will also include how to make string/rope/cordage, how to coil a basket, and how to sew Bangalow Palm leather into vessels/bags/bowls/pockets. This workshop will empower you to forage and weave your way around your own backyard and beyond!

When: Saturday 23 March Time: 1pm-5pm Where: Natureweavers, Black Mountain Who: Adults Cost: $100

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BACZF

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