Conferences - Nature Play SA

Nature for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children Conference 2018



A one-day conference on Wednesday 8 August  2018, Adelaide Convention Centre

Download the Conference Guide HERE which details the map, speakers, session overviews and other important information.


Nature Play SA with the support of the Department for Education are pleased to announce their up-coming Conference with Scotland’s Daniel and Terri Harrison from the Nature Nurture Project – an early intervention program for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. They will be joined by leading educational consultant, Niki Buchan (WA), Educator Dr Amanda Lloyd (NSW), Landscape Architect Mary Jeavons (VIC), Kaurna elder Aunty Suzanne Russell and several other South Australian presenters. For the conference program click here. We recommend looking at the timetable before booking and selecting what you would like to attend as there is 24 workshop to choose from.



This conference aims to create a stronger narrative, and begin a discussion, around utilising nature in children’s lives as an integrated and valuable method to approaching vulnerability and disadvantage across a broad spectrum of environments and circumstances. At the core of a child’s life are the relationships they hold with themselves, their family, their community, and their education setting. Join us as we reflect, challenge and share stories and perspectives around nature for vulnerable and disadvantaged children.



The Conference is for educators and early years care providers, parents, social workers and other allied health professionals, programs working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, playspace designers, service providers in early intervention and community-based programs, local government employees working within community development and open space, and state government employees working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children.


Tickets are $255 and $229.50 for Nature Play SA Collective members (head to your membership portal for discount code). Payment method: credit (visa/mastercard) and direct debit).


Book here.


For the conference flyer click here (please feel free to distribute) and any information contact us at [email protected]

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit we have a Sponsorship Prospectus with a range of options.