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Our vision is to inspire the
South Australian community
to engage children in nature
through outdoor learning and play

“There is no such thing as bad weather,
only inappropriate clothing”


Waterproof Onesies available now $35 RRP
or $30 for bulk orders greater than 10

We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children
our love for this earth, and to tell our stories.


–Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods­­­–

In a short period of time, childhood has evolved into something most of us wouldn’t recognise. If we pause, our own experience of childhood is likely to look very different to that of our children. A number of societal changes have combined to brew the perfect storm. We lead busy lives. As working parents, we look to structured activities and new technologies to help us manage our time. Backyards have been reduced to courtyards and there’s a growing fear for our children’s safety.


While it may feel like we’re making gains for our children, what they’ve lost is the time and space to play, create, imagine and be bored. Through spending time in nature, children not only engage all of their senses, but learn to better regulate emotions, collaborate, socialise, gain self-confidence and build their resilience – a quality that will follow them into adulthood.


Current research is telling us that our children are not as happy, healthy or emotionally resilient as they once were. Language and physical delays are on the rise, as well as growing uncertainty amongst our children when they spend time in the natural world – something that should bring joy, calmness, clarity and freedom.


We are working to empower parents, educators and our broader community with the knowledge to bring the essential elements of childhood back into our lives; hand-in-hand to make small changes, with big impact. We hope you’ll join us.