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The Nature Education Network
The Nature Education Network: Home of “The Natural Phenomena” Conference. This is the first and only “Nature Education” Conference to be held outdoors in New Zealand.
The Natural Phenomena 2022 – 18th – 20th November
The Natural Phenomena – POSTPONED. Rescheduled for 18th – 20th November 2022 – See you there!
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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The Wild Woods
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.
Our main focus continues to be The Natural Phenomena, a heartfelt weekend conference held in the outdoors for anyone who has an interest in connecting children with nature and making a difference in young people’s lives.