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Creative nature-led learning for healthy, kind and creative kids

Our cohesive, curriculum-aligned programme is shaped by creative learning, woven with Te Ao Māori, and driven by children’s wellbeing. We are fostering better connections to self, others and the planet, for children with skills for a better future.

Nature2Classroom, designed by educators, for educators. With new content every term. Find out more.

“Nature2Classroom covers so many aspects our school is looking for - the rich integration of oral language, science, the arts and te reo Māori, along with the hidden curriculum including wellbeing, mindfulness, resilience and risk-taking. It empowers teachers with lessons and resources and should be essential for all teaching and learning.”

Nick Shaw
— Principal, Waiheke Primary School.

What

A supported online programme that empowers teachers to extend their classroom outside, adaptable to suit all primary school aged children.

Why

Children need equal access to creative nature-led learning, for better connections to self, others and the planet. We're fostering children's wellbeing with tools for a better future.

How

New content delivered online, every term, including short, engaging video episodes and weekly PDF activities, with teacher tips and support. Find out more

Our vision is for equal access to creative nature-education

Many children have little opportunity to connect with nature - to explore, take risks, play and learn. Yet nature is an antidote for children’s busy, online lives, by helping their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. We believe in equal access to creative nature education so we’re giving teachers more tools in the kete, with ready-to-go, curriculum-aligned teaching material with a focus on Te Ao Māori.

“It is so real and natural for children to be outdoors, something that perhaps has been lost a bit in our ever growing digital world, and the level of engagement in Nature2Classroom reflects that.”

Nick Shaw
— Principal, Waiheke Primary School.

 

Connection to self, others and the planet

Our programme is founded on creative and collaborative learning in a calm, fun environment. It fosters a deep connection to place and to whenua, helps children develop their authentic voice, thinking and behaviour awareness and teaches healthy minds, bodies and planet.

Children find authentic self-expression, develop problem-solving and critical thinking through art, music, drama, tinkering and play.

“Our son’s happy place is in nature and we are forever grateful to have access to nature-based education. Kirsten and her team help my son to calm his mind in these crazy times, building resilience that can’t be obtained in the classroom.”

 Jessica Healy, 
— Parent