In 2012 Tania Moloney founded Nurture in Nature and has been helping educators, parents and others who care deeply for connecting kids and nature to grow their knowledge and skills so they feel confident and supported in their nature-inspired teaching and learning practice.
She is also the host of the Nurture in Nature Radio Podcast and runs innovative outdoor programs for kids and communities in her mobile classroom The Nature Bus.
As a deeply passionate, creative and highly regarded nature-preneur, Tania has a knack of bringing great people who care deeply for children and nature together around the campfire – be it in the real world or the virtual one – and making sure there is a welcoming seat for everyone around it.
In this interview, we start by discussing Tania’s background, philosophy and mission for creating Nurture in Nature. She goes on to explain how nature can instil a feeling of belonging and community and the importance of having a connection to place. Tania describes how this incorporates all sorts of different pedagogies and approaches, which can be adapted for your Early Years setting.
She sums this up beautifully with the quote “begin by doing what we can, with what we have, where we are”.
Tania has some great strategies for spending more time in nature, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, including her ‘Campferences’ – Campfire Conferences, which are both live and online now.
We finish the interview with a sneak peek of Tania’s beautiful new book ‘Nature Ninja saves the Natural World’.
You can find the annual face to face Campference Teacher Nature Conference and Retreat in Australia an online Campference: Where Nature Meets Story here: Campference Teacher Nature Conference and Retreat
Nurture in Nature’s online Membership Community: Treehouse Educators.
For the free pdf download: https://nurtureinnature.com.au/newrules
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