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Professional development

The Parklands' Education team offer online and face to face professional development and training to enable individuals and organisations to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes to connect children to nature in their own settings.

Our experienced trainers are subject matter experts in nature education and some have received nationally and internationally recognised training in Forest Schools, Environmental Education, Science Communication or hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Training Themes

  • Risk benefit and managing risk in outdoor learning

  • Introduction to and assessing the outdoor classroom

  • Elemental play (fire, earth, water, air)

  • Enabling creativity and imagination in the outdoors

  • Introduction to nature Pedagogy

  • Planning activities and operating outside

The Parklands Education team have a series of endorsed and bespoke programs that provide training programs for individuals, small groups or organisations. Training can take place in online, onsite or at your school local teaching site.

NESA Accredited Training for Proficient Teachers

The Parklands has been endorsed to deliver two courses for NSW Proficient Teachers Accreditation. The programs include: Practical Skills for Outdoor Learning and Geography Outdoors. Due to COVID restrictions, these sessions are offered as short online courses. These programs aim to assist teachers to understand the teaching principles and pedagogy of outdoor learning in relation to the National Curriculum. 

Past and Recent Clients Include:

  • Network of Community Activities
  • Campbelltown Council Children's Services
  • Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network
  • National Parks and Wildlife Discovery team
  • Queensland Education Department
  • SDN Children's Services
  • KU Children's Services

Testimonial

“The ‘Bush Education Course’ at Centennial Parklands has built upon both teacher’s and children’s sense of wonder, knowledge and confidence to immerse ourselves into implementing our own ‘Connecting with Nature’ programme. Thank you Sam for sharing your depth of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm about the natural world around us”. Cheryl, Early Years Educator; Reddam House School.

Please contact our Education Team to discuss costs, delivery requirements and objectives. Download our flyer with all details here.