Bush Tracking in the Sydney Blue Mountains

Bush Trackers Guide: explore the bush Looking for a fun day out with the family in the Blue Mountains? Want to spend more time relaxing together as a family away from ipods, computers and the television? Then make sure you explore the bush with Bush Trackers – bushwalks and guides for kids designed by [...]

2017-05-29T19:35:23+00:00

Brochure: Why do children need nature?

Children are suffering from the loss of connection they are having with the natural environment. Growing literature on the health implications for children in the last decade indicates many health issues point to lifestyle related non communicable diseases. The good news is that many of these health concerns can be improved by exposing and [...]

2017-07-05T08:30:58+00:00

It turns out getting children off the screen and back to nature… is good for them!

The decline in connection to the great outdoors has been linked to a number of mental and physical health concerns in children including obesity, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, poor cognitive development, low self-esteem, stress and even depression. These health conditions, resulting from children’s disconnection from the natural world, are metaphorically known as the “nature [...]

2017-05-26T11:37:35+00:00

Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area is passing down knowledge to our future custodians

An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks Project and Local schools around Guyra NSW were part of an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, Indigenous Protected Area Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers [...]

2017-05-16T08:00:57+00:00