The NSCF Earth Kids school holiday program is about supporting kids to become ‘nature smart’ - to have the knowledge, understandings and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world – in a fun and interactive way.
This is an experiential week of outdoor discovery in which kids will learn about the animals and plants at the Farm through observation and supported questioning, explore Indigenous knowledge, experiment with Earth Arts and bushcraft skills, and put permaculture into practice.
The program is for kids aged 7 to 11 years of age, and goes from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm each day (drop off from 8.30am and pick up until 3.30pm). Morning tea is provided, and after the last day there will be a celebration with parents and families.
For a copy of the parents handbook and enrolment form, or for any enquiries, please email: Emma at email@example.com.
Each program differs according to the seasons and to include a diversity of activities. Some of the activities will be:
Gardening – planting, harvesting, composting, bush tucker and learning about seasonal changes;
Bushcraft - building shelters, making string, making fires;
Earth Arts – creativity using natural materials;
Indigenous understanding – storytelling, cultural sharing with Goorang Goorang man, Michael Williams;
Earth connection – daily ‘sit spots’, mapping, wandering and other activities to support understanding of the web of life and the elements that all life is made of.
Price: $295 - $395 Sliding scale according to parental income
For every second and third child there is a $50 discount – eg. First child $345, second and third child $295.
Combined Parental income less than $80,000
First child $295
Additional children $245
Combined Parental income $80,000 - $120,000
First child $345
Additional children $295
Combined Parental income above $120,000
First child $395
Additional children $345
Two scholarship places available at $100 per child for parents with Health Care Cards.
Contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this.