2016 events

Nature Play Week 2016 ran from 6-17 April, featuring 173 events staged by more than 70 groups across Victoria and beyond. An estimated 15,000 people participated.

Nature Play Week 2016 was launched at the Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

The launch event featured:

  • Jackie French AM, Author
  • Ben Church, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria: Tanderrum and Acknowledgement of Country
  • Prof. Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  •  Cecile van der Burgh, Co-founder Kids In Nature Network
  •  Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador, Port Phillip Ecocentre
  • Cr. Louise Berklemans, City of Casey

Media coverage included the Herald Sun, radio, blogs and local papers.

Nature Play Week was a Finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2016 and the Winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Thanks to everyone who staged an event and everyone who contributed time, energy and expertise. Without you, Nature Play Week would not exist.

2016 launch

Nature Play Week launch 2016 – Tanderrum with Ben Church

2016 launch

Enjoying the rain at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, launch event 2016