Nature Play Garden (Foundation-Year 2)






FREE for Zoos Victoria members ($72 to join as a teacher member)  

What to bring

You will need access to a computer or device with a Wi-Fi connection and sound to hear the content. 

Book now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place. 


For teachers who want to learn more about how to integrate nature play into Science learning.

Program description

This one hour on-demand PD is exclusive for Zoos Victoria members so you can learn anytime. It is hosted in Flipgrid and includes interesting videos, interactive activities, teaching tips and resources you can use right away.  

Teachers will gain an insight into how to create opportunities for nature play in their school.  This PD will help teachers to build confidence to run nature play activities right away by utilising natural materials in the local environment. 

You will learn: 

  • How nature play can happen in any outdoor space  
  • How to connect children to wildlife through nature play  
  • Nature play activities that you can use right away 

This PD supports the teaching of the Victorian Curriculum levelF-2: Science. 

Professional standards

This PD is accredited for the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 

Standard 1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of learners  

You will learn how to use nature play pedagogy and apply it in your school setting to Science learning for Foundation to Level 2. 

Standard 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)  

You will review how Zoos Victoria’s Habitat Heroes program and nature play activities meet the curriculum standards. 

Standard 4.1 Support participation of learners   

You will investigate how the development of some key nature play elements within your school grounds can provide positive and rewarding learning environments for all learners through a variety of activities within your curriculum unit.  

You will receive a certificate for 1 hour of professional development. 

Register now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place. 

Zoos Victoria hosts its PD on Flipgrid, which is powered by Microsoft. Flipgrid is a global learning platform designed for students and teachers. You don’t need a Flipgrid account to participate.