Planning an event which would be perfect for nature play? A festival, expo, children’s event, family group or facilitated parent group? Contact us if you would like to see how we can provide nature play experiences for your event.
Women’s Adventure Expo – 3rd December 2017
Penny will be a guest speaker on Adventuring as a family at this expo in it’s second year, at Sydney Showgrounds on 3rd December. Come and say hi and be inspired by a wide range of speakers, gear, workshops and good fun. We currently have a competition on our Facebook page to win a double pass. The full schedule for the Women’s Adventure Expo can be found on the She Went Wild website.
Shellharbour Kids Fest
Penny had a superb day out at Shellharbour Kids Fest where the nature play activities were a crowd favourite. The families visiting her stall made nature masks, designed natural weaving and created artworks with natural paintbrushes. So much fun and creativity for all involved.
If you have an event coming up and would like a nature play stall please contact us.
Nature Play WA
Amanda was invited to present her PhD data on the importance of outdoor learning in primary schools as a keynote speaker at the Nature Play WA Conference. It was a great honour to deliver the keynote address titled “”The Cubby House Curriculum” in front of a motivated audience, including our local common sense parenting guru Maggie Dent. For more information on this fabulous event read the Nature Play WA blog here.
For conference presentations and speaking events please contact us.
Echoes in the Landscape
Penny is also a practicing artist – when she can find a spare moment. In 2017 she put together an exhibition of her Ephemeral Art practice:
Through 2016-17 I have explored the local landscape and other places that I visit through an “ephemeral” art practice. With a young family and limited time for creative work I have found the practice of walking, observing, finding, responding creatively an absorbing approach. Having recorded the work simply with a photograph, I then walk away, a freedom from the conventions of my usual studio practice as a landscape painter. Part meditation, part artwork this practice has connected me to the changing natural world, in a way that is fleeting and yet deeply satisfying.