Kids outside in the grassNature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for children to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!


Learning in nature = connection to nature = conserving nature


This collection of four lessons allows teachers to reap the benefits of outdoor learning without sacrificing Australian Curriculum requirements. Each lesson is mapped to the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum and contains all the tools required for teachers to feel fully prepared when taking their students outside whilst embedding sustainability into daily practice. 

These lessons cover English, Mathematics, and Visual Arts curriculum outcomes for Years 1 & 2. Included in each lesson are differential learning options, including both extension and provisional learning options, and activity reflections.

Through these lessons students will develop an understanding of traditional symbols used in Indigenous artwork. Whilst learning to care for our environment, students will gain knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connection to Country. 


The free-to-access activities below cover:

  • Narrative writing
  • Ready to Dream by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Why I love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft
  • Editing and recording process
  • Student art exhibition
  • The story telling ability of artwork
  • Observing and conserving nature
  • Picture graphs and tally marks
  • Differentiating types of habitats


Check out the digital library which is full of videos, infographics, factsheets, research and news articles to support teachers and students to get outdoors.