Nature Play Conference 2022

Professional development (PD) Canterbury

Posted: 15 December 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAS4W

Do you want to connect with other like-minded educators in an inspiring environment centred around nature play?  

Then, this conference is for you! 

We love that the nature play movement is growing here in Aotearoa.  And we want your confidence to use nature as a teacher to grow along with it.

Which is why we have created the Nature Play Conference.  A two-day event including some amazing New Zealand speakers who will be exploring our children’s connection to their local environment through conversation and interaction.

With plenty of hands on learning and inspirational workshops, you will walk away armed with tools and strategies to put into immediate action with your tamariki. 

Will you join us?

You should come if…

You work with children either directly or indirectly. The conference is designed to grow anyone’s knowledge and confidence to use nature as a teacher.

You may be an ECE or primary school teacher, an urban planner, a park ranger or maybe an enthusiastic parent. It doesn’t matter what your background is. If you are passionate about using nature play with children, then you will benefit from the Nature Play Conference!

What you will take away with you…

  • Great connections and whanaungatanga (connections) with people who are as passionate about nature play as you are
  • An understanding of the benefits of child-led free play in nature
  • Ways to incorporate a Te Ao Maori perspective into nature play
  • Inspiration from experts in the nature play space
  • Ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of your local nature spaces
  • Practical tools and resources to confidently incorporate nature play into your daily routines.

We know you will get so much out of this fun, inspiring and hands on experience. We can’t wait to see you there!

Events summary


18 March 2022 – 19 March 2022

Further information

Contact: Celia Hogan

 (022) 158 2113