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Bush school: connect children to nature

Bush school: connect children to nature

Where & when

Thu 21 Jul - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM



Bush School is a unique nature play program for children aged 2.5 to 5 years.

This special week-by-week program, led by our expert Education Rangers, brings urban children and their parents back to nature in the heart of Centennial Parklands.

Join us for weekly Bush School sessions in term 3 from 18 July – 23 September 2022.

(Re)connect your children to nature

These days, kids spend more time than ever inside and especially in front of screens. Bush School at Centennial Parklands is designed to inspire a love for the natural world in children through outdoor games, bushcraft activities and storytelling.

Bush School will get your kids moving, creating, and thinking in a stimulating outdoor environment every week, giving them a chance to explore, discover and learn at their own pace. By the end of Term 3, they will have gained all the benefits of Nature Connection and Nature Play by developing their creativity, confidence, attention, and sense of responsibility.

A uniquely Australian nature play program

The Bush School program is rooted in the heritage and ecology of the unique Australian landscape. It was developed through research and concepts from international best practices in nature education as well as current education models such as Forest Schools and Nature Kindergartens. Centennial Parklands offers the perfect outdoor classroom for your child’s nature connection.

What happens during Bush School?

Our sessions include storytelling, nature-based activities, free play (climbing, digging, imagination, creativity), art-making and nature games.

During Bush School in Term 3, children will learn and play in nature whilst exploring a winter theme through:

  • Whale migration
  • Microbat hibernation
  • Cordage making
  • Stories and song