How exciting for our Director Paul Barnett to be invited to speak with the Department of Early Childhood Education at an international exchange seminar. The participants heard about the concepts behind naturescapes and waterharvesting and saw the growth of various case studies’ environments.
Australia’s early learning philosophies are contrastingly different from the early schooling systems in Taiwan. At school lunch breaks, Aussie kids will be running amongst trees and mounds, playing in the dirt, screaming and laughing, and enjoying their childhood to the fullest. PBDG’s Naturescapes across multiple school campuses in Canberra bring the most wholesome joy to children and the school community. The stories of fun and learning in nature are the object of envy for anyone who didn’t have a childhood like this. We look forward to sharing these ideas with a wider international audience and hope to put the Taiwanese movement of naturescape school projects in motion.
A tour group of staff from this education department will be arriving in Australia early next year to tour PBDG’s Naturescapes, and get a first-hand experience of the benefits of learning in nature.
Read about PBDG’s Naturescapes here.