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The Nature Education Network
The Nature Education Network: This is the first and only “Nature Education” Conference to be held outdoors in New Zealand.
The Nature Education Conference 2023, 17th – 19th November at Redwood Valley Farm (814 Allport Road, Paengaroa).
The Nature Education Network presents a nature education conference in the outdoors.
Empowering you to bring the wonder and joy of nature to young children.
Imagine spending an entire weekend listening to world leaders and inspirational speakers. All the while connecting yourself to the beauty that surrounds you.
Join a growing worldwide movement of educators, parents, playscape designers, academics and policy makers who believe nature is a powerful teacher and experiencing risk is its ally.
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Redwood Valley Farm
Who we are
The Natural Phenomena Incorporated Society (Charitable Trust) came together in 2009 with a vision of bringing an all-encompassing outdoor Nature Education Conference together for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and Parents throughout New Zealand.
We are a group of committed volunteers with a variety of skills and interests but all with the underlying passion of the natural world and educating children through nature.
In 2013 we became the Nature Education Network, reflecting the incorporation of extra activities in the Nature Education field.
In 2023 we moved venues from 11 conferences held in The Wild Woods just out of Whangarei to a new venue called Redwood Valley Farm in Paengaroa between Rotorua and Tauranga.
Our main focus continues to be The Nature Education Conference, a heartfelt weekend, held in the outdoors for anyone who has an interest in connecting children with nature and making a difference in young people’s lives.