Nature Based Play Seminars

Published: Thursday 3 May 2012

This was the first seminar in a series of events for the WA Chapter, addressing the issue and importance of play in a child’s development. It provided some of the theory and background of playspaces. The speakers came from a range of backgrounds, as the links below indicate:

Prof Lisa Wood – UWA http://www.sph.uwa.edu.au/research/cbeh/projects/childsplay Griffin Longley – Nature Play WA http://www.natureplaywa.org.au/ Tracy Blaskow – KidSafe WA http://www.kidsafewa.com.au/naturalplay.html Eleanor Lake and Natalie Mueller.- Wembley Primary School http://www.wembleyps.wa.edu.au Stuart Cumming – Maidens Park Primary School http://maidensparkps.wa.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=70

This seminar will be followed by a visit to the new RioTinto Naturescape in Kings Park in the heart of Perth – so watch this space ….. http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/education/naturescape

Lara Mackintosh Chair WA Chapter