The Nature Education Network Conference

Conference / AGM Bay of Plenty

Posted: 08 August 2023
Notice reference #: 1HAbDW

The Nature Education Network holds the only “Nature Education” Conference all in the outdoors in New Zealand.

If you’re passionate about connecting children with the natural world and deepening your understanding of connecting children with nature, join us for inspiration and collaboration.

Spend your entire weekend listening to inspirational speakers from around New Zealand.

You’ll experience 2 ½ days of:

  • World class speakers & presentations
  • Engaging practical and nurturing workshops
  • A majestic venue and the earth beneath your feet
  • Hands-on workshops.

What you’ll take home

  • Techniques to help you implement nature-based play/projects in your centre, school, home and environment
  • The latest research of why getting children into nature is so important
  • Replenishment on a professional and personal level
  • Connection with a community of educators and parents you can relate to
  • A relationship to nature you may not have felt before. 

Conference details: 

Date: Friday 17 November–Sunday 20 November 2023 more details here

Venue:  Redwood Valley Farm 814 Allport Road, Paengaroa, New Zealand.

Redwood Valley Farm is a working farm with surrounding forest and a beautiful stream roughly half way between Tauranga and Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty.

 Keynote Speakers



Early bird registration $550 (early bird closes August 31)

Standard registration $650

Student discount $100 discount off any of the above options for a student enrolled in a full time course – proof of student ID required.

Group discount Four or more from the same centre – 7% further discount to above prices!!

Accommodation – camping

Camping is extremely popular amongst the delegates, and most people choose to camp. You get to truly experience the energy of the conference.

Registration: Online here

For more information about The Natural Education Conference visit:

Events summary

Bay of Plenty

17 November 2023 – 19 November 2023

Further information

Contact: Nikki Longstaff

 (022) 651 1537