Bush Kids (11 weeks)
05/10/2023 - 14/12/2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us in Term 4 for our weekly Bush Kids program at Warrandyte State Park situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation in Warrandyte.
Our Bush Kids Forest School program incorporates hands on learning, adventurous play, bush walks discovering local flora and fauna. We introduce children to bush survival and bushcraft skills, how to safely use tools, incorporate ecological storytelling and nature connection games and how to become custodians of the natural world through the development of their love of nature. Bush Kids prepares children for the next stage of their lives and is a natural progression after Bush Playgroup with Eco Explorers.
This program is run by Kirsty, a qualified primary school teacher and nature play advocate.
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally. It’s also a time for parents to disconnect from their busy lives (and technology) and reconnect with their child in nature.
Eco Explorers an all weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring and wear appropriate weather protection and clothing. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 3.5 – 6 years (siblings under 18 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.