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Our work aims to
Provide a vital link between groups and organisations who are interested in promoting the child-nature connection for the benefit of children’s well-being and for the re-valuing of nature.
Increase the knowledge of families, educators and others involved in the care of children about the crucial role the natural world plays in the lives of children.
Change the attitudes and behaviours of those involved in the care of children so they provide children with the time and space to play in nature.
Advocate within health, education, urban planning and environment sectors to promote the value of the child and nature relationship.
Promote further research into the benefits of children spending time in nature
Eva spent most of her childhood holidays exploring her grandparents' farm and surrounding bushland in the North East of Victoria. Her sense of connection to the outdoors and the peace she gains from being immersed in nature has never left her. Eva has worked as an early childhood and primary teacher within various settings around Melbourne, overseas and remote Northern Territory for over a decade. Through her teaching, Eva has been committed to providing children with nature connection opportunities and has been on an ongoing quest to appropriately acknowledge Aboriginal people and perspectives within her educational programs. She is excited to be continuing her learning in these areas through her role with Kids In Nature Network as the 'Connecting with Aboriginal Community and Perspectives Researcher.'