Bringing the great outdoors
into your school
Reconnect Outdoors is excited to announce our immersive school incursion programs, designed to reconnect even more kids with nature each year.
By bringing the outdoors and all its nature-riffic goodness/benefits into schools, our program will offer practical challenges and activities which focus on teaching kids about the amazing natural world around us, and the positive impact spending some time outdoors has on our health and wellbeing.
How our incursions work
We gather the facts
Before the incursion has even begun, we send out an online survey for kids and teachers alike to fill in. We use the survey data to tailor a program unique to the needs of your school/community.
We deliver the facts
Yes, that is right, we will deliver our findings into the role nature can play in the lives of your school/community; the good, the not so good, and the intriguing. By seeing their own data, student begin to form a personal connection to the information, making the program more effective.
Reconnect with Nature
Once the findings are in, it is time to get outside and get active again. We will reconnect kids with the outdoors through a sequences of engaging and inclusive activities, designed to provide kids with new physical opportunities to reconnect with each other, their surroundings and with their own emotional balance.
Empower Positive Change
Our incursion programs work towards empowering students to find their own positive change and connection with the outdoors. Each program is tailored to the individual class survey results and aligned with the PERMA model.
Our programs are linked to Victorian curriculum, PERMA model, and designed to take kids outside the classroom and reconnect them with the natural world around them.
Throughout the programs, we strive to achieve the following:
- Develop an understanding of the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity
- Develop an understanding of the health and wellbeing benefits of being in nature
- Improve positive interactions with peers
- Develop personal and social skills such as leadership, collaboration and resilience
- Undertake healthy risk taking in a safe, supportive and fun environment
- Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Develop a sense of accomplishment and achievement
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of practices that can improve their health and wellbeing
- Participate in group activities that promote connections between the community and the environment.