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Supporting wellbeing through outdoor learning

February 27, 2024 - February 27, 2024

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Join environmental educator, Sam Harrison, and Dr Chloe Watfern from Black Dog Institute to hear about supporting children and young people’s wellbeing through outdoor environmental projects.


With a wealth of experience in environmental education, Sam will share practical insights on creating engaging and therapeutic outdoor spaces. Sam will delve into the concept of a sensory garden, exploring how these environments can positively influence young minds. Learn about innovative design elements, plant choices, and maintenance strategies to create a nurturing outdoor haven for children.


Dr. Chloe Watfern will speak about her research on the intersections between mental health and the natural environment. She will provide insights into the profound impact of nature on mental health, and the scientific evidence supporting the incorporation of outdoor activities in the lives of children and young people. Dr. Watfern will also discuss the role of nature and the natural environment in fostering resilience and supporting young people exposed to climate-driven natural disasters and anxiety around climate change.


If you are interested in outdoor environmental projects that can support student wellbeing, and would like to access free curriculum-linked resources to help make them happen, this webinar is for you.


Educators who view the webinar will receive a Professional Development Certificate.


Learn more or register here. 

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