Resources and links
Nature Play Week
Nature Play Week was collaboratively developed by individuals and organisations involved in the Kids in Nature Network, Victoria, Australia.
To view our concept document for Nature Play Week, click here
To view the Nature Play Week 2014 evaluation summary, click here
To view the Nature Play Week 2015 evaluation summary, click here
To view the Nature Play Week 2017 evaluation summary, click here
To view the Nature Play Week 2018 evaluation summary, click here
To view the Nature Play Week 2019 evaluation summary, click here
Nature Play Week has been announced as a finalist in the Community category for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards! For a full media release, click here
Check out this great video where Graeme Base launches the very first Nature Play Week in 2014
To view a selection of media coverage from Nature Play Week 2015, click here
A fantastic article by Dr Dimity Williams
Nature Play ideas & resources
Kids In Nature Network developed this leaflet of some simple ideas to do yourself during Nature Play Week or any other time:
The Children’s Garden is a perfect place for Melbourne-based kids to unwind and connect with nature.
50 Nature Play Ideas at the Royal Botanic Gardens and beyond
Other organisations in this space
Kids in Nature Network is part of a growing international movement which reconnects children with nature. Key organisations include:
The international Children and Nature Network (USA)
The Wild Network – Project Wild Thing (UK)
Nature Play SA aims to make unstructured outdoor play in nature an everyday part of childhood.
Nature Play WA Inc is an incorporated not-for-profit association established to increase the time Western Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.
Nature Play QLD’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.
Did you know that Playgroup Victoria Family Membership comes with comprehensive playgroup insurance through the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) if all families attending the playgroup are current members?
Check out their blog for more information on various playgroups and what they do to connect kids to nature. https://www.playgroupblog.org/