Nature Tours

Why nature tours?

Nature is the foundation from which all else flourishes. Immersion in nature has proven benefits for increasing children’s cognitive function, physical development, creativity, communication, resilience, leadership, and self-regulation. Nature enhances our health and calmness.
Yaz Nature Me offers a range of interactive, mobile nature tours based on using 5 senses that can be adapted to any location to allow everyone to enjoy the benefits of nature and play. Although originally developed for children, there are some tours suitable for adults.
Mobile tours create opportunities for small groups of children to learn and develop holistically in nature with the support of a qualified guide. As we discover our environment together, children are mentored to expand their individual talents and skills while building a respect and connection to land, themselves, each other, and all living things.
Every day, every moment and every experience provide new adventures for fun and growth. Each tour is dynamic, as we appreciate and adapt to being “in the moment” using our 5 senses as a base to expand upon. Tours may include stories to connect with nature and each other, mindfulness to awaken the senses, art to inspire creativity, games to get moving and adventures to explore our world. We finish off by reflecting on what we have achieved and learnt from our adventure together.

School Term Programs

NSW Term 2 - Every Tuesday
20th April to 22nd June 2021


Every week offers opportunities to learn, grow and have fun!


This terms themes:
20 April - 5 Senses
27 April - Autumn Leaves
4 May - Seasons and Changes
11 May - Bugs and Butterflies
18 May - Sticks and Stones
25 May - Animal Habitats
1 June - Animal Adaptation
8 June - Australian Animals
15 June - Patterns and Shapes
22 June - Terrific Trees


2 times available:
9am to 10am - Nature Hive for 3-5 year olds
3.30pm to 4.30pm - Nature Warriors for 6-12 year olds

NATURE HIVE 9 - 10.00am

Come join the fun as a busy bee!
Using bees as a theme,  children are guided to build a sense of self, connection with others and their environment, as well as recognise the value of working together in a community like bees do in a hive.
This 10 week program is designed for 3 -5 year olds to offers a range of fun, dynamic, interactive activities in nature. Every week expands on the previous to deepen understanding and holistic development.
  • Every Tuesday morning
  • Meet 8.45am at Chillingham Community Centre, 1469 Numinbah Rd, NSW Tour
  • 9.00am -10.00am (NSW time)
  • $25 /week – bookings and prepayment essential 24 hours prior to tour date.
  • Numbers are limited to 6 children to ensure that every child can participate
  • Parents are welcome to join (free)
  • All participants need to come ready for movement dressed in comfortable clothes, closed in shoes (that may get wet and dirty), a hat, plenty of drinking water, foods and a back pack to carry all of your gear.
  • For wet weather it is recommended to bring raincoats, gumboots and a change of clothes
  • Please ensure that sunscreen and insect repellent are applied prior to tour

NATURE WARRIORS 3.30-430pm

Embrace the warrior spirit:
* to meet challenges with clarity, focus, determination and consistency; not afraid to pursue purpose and view hurdles as evolutionary opportunities – Quote by unknown
* A true warrior is someone who is able to defeat their enemies (challenges) without violence, but rather use knowledge, skills, and wisdom – Quote by unknown
This 10 week program offers  6-12 year olds  to (get off technology) join interactive activities, games and practice mindfulness to improve their focus, listening, communication and social skills. Every week continues building skills which benefit children’s school and home life.
  • Every Tuesday afternoon
  • Meet 3.15-3.30pm at Chillingham Community Centre, 1469 Numinbah Rd, NSW3
  • Tour 3.30pm -4.30pm  (NSW time)
  • $25 /week – bookings and prepayment essential 24 hours prior to tour date.
  • Numbers are limited to 6 children to ensure that every child can participate
  • All participants need to come ready for movement dressed in comfortable clothes, closed in shoes (that may get wet and dirty), a hat, plenty of drinking water, food and a back pack to carry all of your gear.
  • For wet weather it is recommended to bring raincoats, gumboots and a change of clothes
  • Please ensure that sunscreen and insect repellent are applied prior to tour

3rd Saturday of month

Next date - 15th May 2021

 

WATER DETECTIVE TOUR

This 2 hour mobile tour takes your child on an adventure of discovery while learning about water quality and the importance of how all creatures (including them) contribute to the environment. During the tour children are guided to identify who/what lives around and in water ways. By using the insects as biological indicators we can determine the health of the ecosystem. 
These tours are designed to:
  • develop focus, awareness and connection
  • improve confidence, communication, cognitive and physical skills
  • practice mindfulness
  • boost imagination and creative thinking
  • help children to express themselves in their own unique way via various mediums
Numbers are limited to 4 to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and interact.
  • Saturday l5 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 Aug, 18 Sept, 16 Oct & 20 Nov
  • 8.45am meet in the park 1462 Kyogle Rd, Uki NSW (opposite Uki School)
  • Tour 9am – 11am (NSW time)
  • $40/ child – bookings and prepayment essential 24 hours prior to tour date
** If weather conditions are too wet for the Water Detective Tour, an alternative tour will be offered 

Personalised Tours

 Why not gather your own group and enjoy the benefits of nature?
Minimum 2 and maximum 4 children. Starting from $30/ child. Contact me to arrange details.