NATUREWEAVERS EARTH KIDS
Natureweavers is an award-winning earth-based learning community for children and families. We play and learn in, with and from nature.
Based on the Sunshine Coast, it is Queensland’s longest running ‘forest school’ program, led by Carly Garner, a pioneer in Australian nature pedagogy and environmental education.
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Earth Kids is Natureweavers’ weekly program for children. Earth Kids spend their whole day outside, exploring our specially selected wildspace in the Sunshine Coast hinterland – a perfect balance of diverse forest, peaceful waterholes, abundant wildlife and permaculture food garden.
Earth Kids come to know – and to love – their local land over time, as they develop 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 the day, with respectful and consultative methodologies utilised, but the content is child-led, interest-based, experiential and seasonal. Children are mentored into nature with knowledge, with respect and with love – of children and of earth.
Our programs include:
For children aged 3-6 years
We gather weekly on Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm
For children aged 6-12 years
We gather weekly on Thursdays from 9am – 2pm
Bushcraft Skills Intensives
For children aged 7-16 years
We gather weekly on a Thursday from 9am – 2pm
or Saturdays from 10am-1pm
4 week intensive programs focusing on a specific bushcraft skill
Autumn Intensive – May 2024
For more specific information about our weekly programs, please contact Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org