Earth Kids is about supporting children to become ‘nature smart’ – to have the knowledge, understandings and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world – in a fun and interactive way.
This is an experiential week of outdoor discovery in which kids will learn about the animals and plants at the Farm through observation and supported questioning, explore Indigenous knowledge, experiment with Earth Arts and bushcraft skills, and put permaculture into practice.
The program is for children aged 7 to 12 years of age, and goes from Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm each day (drop off from 8.30am and pick up until 3.15pm).
The parents handbook and enrollment form can be found at: http://www.nscf.org.au/home/learn/youth-education/holiday-programs/
For any enquiries, please email: Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each program differs according to the seasons and to include a diversity of activities. Some of the activities will be:
- Gardening – planting, harvesting, composting, bush tucker and learning about seasonal changes;
- Bushcraft – building shelters, making string, making fires;
- Ecoarts – creativity using natural materials;
- Earth connection – daily ‘magic spots’, mapping, wandering and other activities to support understanding of the web of life and the elements that all life is made of.
Health Care Card Holder/ Low income
$200 / $170 for additional children
$270 / $240 for additional children
Four part-scholarship places available at $140 (GST inclusive) per child for parents with Health Care Cards. There are also limited volunteer places for parents, with their child/ren’s attendance discounted. Contact Emma at email@example.com if you are interested in these options.