Birdwings Forest School are experienced contemporary nature mentors, and co-founders of the Australian Forest School Association (AFSA). Our training meets the principles and practices of this national organisation, which sets the standard for nature immersion programs in Australia.
Birdwings Forest School training is specific to Australian environments, sensitive and inclusive of First Nations perspectives and reflective of our innovative practice in our own programs. We share our special nature connection methods, playwork, ecological storytelling, practical outdoor skills, bush kindy, singing, felt-making and handcrafts. Choose from our mentoring series below, or Contact us to discuss your professional development, speaking engagement or bespoke training needs.
If you can’t make it to our on-site training days, then the Birdwings Forest School online courses provide accessible training and online support to gain knowledge and experience in forest school approaches and nature pedagogy in Australia. Our short courses provide videos, downloads and tasks to inspire and enliven your practice with children in nature.
Our on-site training courses for mentoring children through wild nature play are held on our site on Kobumerri Country in the Gold Coast. Tap into your intuition, creativity and nature awareness through practical skills, creative arts, theory and connection practices. These training days are beneficial both as a practical course for beginners in nature play, forest school, playwork and therapeutic settings – and also for experienced practitioners who wish to move deeper into their creativity and intuition with nature mentoring.
We are ready to help you create the training and experiences that will suit your team, your community and your environment. You might like to book a visit to our site to observe our programs in action and follow this up with specific workshops tailored to your needs.
If you are looking for team-building activities, invite us to come and teach your team how to make beautiful things with traditional wet-felting or needle-felting techniques, creative journaling, botanical water colour painting and singing.