Brain plasticity has never been more important when optimal brain development depends on both good nutrition and nature experiences. Many of today’s children and their parents are divorced from both nature and nutrition. This workshop explores the creative meaningful ideas and activities that can be used in a nature based learning environment. Childhood is a succession of first experiences—nature has an inexhaustible capacity to offer new discoveries. A lifetime of lessons to be learned. Make the most of the unexpected, guide independent discovery.
Developing scientific literacy based on the natural environment rather than the digital fantasy world.
Are you limited by the range of subjects you use for science?
|•||Introduce you to the patterns of the living world|
|•||Show you nature as a network of forces and interrelationships|
|•||Help you design nature activities to build curiosity|
|•||Explore the use of patterns for observations, interactions and exploration of the natural world to promote inquisitive thinking|
|•||Introduce you to nature’s technology—Biomimetics|
The natural world can be a place for exploration and building a sense of wonder, confidence and creativity while escaping into the imagination. Dee will share inspired, fun and practical hands on ideas for creating an environment that will foster curiosity and engage children in observing the patterns and cycles of nature.
The field of biomimetics recognises nature’s technologies that will be the basis of sustainability in the future. What could be more important for preparing children for a sustainable future than building knowledge and understanding of the natural world?
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