Professional Speaker Series - Play within Nature
Green spaces are ideal surroundings for outdoor learning, where engaging with nature can lead to enhanced connectedness to nature and increased environmental knowledge, known as green education. One way to increase children's contact with nature is through natural play environments. Recent years have seen a growth in the use of "green playgrounds" as both learning and play environments.
Garry will present information on the current development of children playing and experiencing the "natural environment". His focus will be on "Nature Play" - children exploring, connecting and interacting with natural play opportunities and the move beyond the traditional, structured playgrounds.
Garry will refer to recent studies that suggest spending time in nature should be seen as part of a 'balanced diet' of childhood experiences, which promotes healthy development, well-being and positive environmental attitudes and values.
Date: 1 Nov 2018
Venue: Function Hall, Level 1, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens (enter via Tanglin Gate)
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, S259569 (view map here)
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Garry Henshall, recognised as one of the Australia's leading consultants in open space master-planning, was the former CEO of Australia's leading professional association providing training and support for parks and recreation planners and managers across Australia. Garry is a lecturer at both Victoria University and the University of Hong Kong in the Masters of Recreation and Sports Management. He is also the Director of a number of private companies offering park and recreation management consultancy - throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
|Certified Practicing Horticulturist||Pending|
|ISA Certified Arborist||Pending|
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This session is free of charge.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register here.
*CUGE course confirmation email will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully.
Ms Penny Teng
Tel: 6462 9001
All information are correct as of posted date. For enquiries, please contact us at ask_CUGE@nparks.gov.sg