In this episode, we speak with Doug Fargher from Bush Kinder, about the immersive experiences of outdoor teaching and learning.

Our Expert Doug Fargher

Doug Fargher, the founder of Australia’s Bush Kinder, is a leading figure in outdoor education. He’s known for pioneering the Bush Kinder movement and has over 25 years of hands-on teaching experience. Doug’s influential work extends globally through roles in organizations like IANP and ECOLN, and he’s contributed to important publications like ‘The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood’ and ‘Beyond the Gate.’ His focus remains on promoting outdoor learning and play-based education.

In this episode we cover:

– Philosophy of outdoor learning
– Evidence and benefits of teaching outdoors
– Overcoming challenges in outdoor learning
– Practical tips for embracing outdoor learning

A sneak peek inside the episode:

“Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, educator, or running a service for children, it’s crucial to allocate specific time for them to be outdoors in nature. Setting aside dedicated time for children’s outdoor activities is essential because being in nature is not only beneficial for children but also for you.”

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