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In the STEM Hour series, Little Scientists hosts panel discussions with a range of expert guests who guide you on a journey through their field and passion and connect STEM to early education.

STEM Hours are thought-provoking, inspiring, and build on educators’ theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of a range of topics.

STEM Hours are one hour online events that can be viewed live or via a recording shared after the event.

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Upcoming STEM Hour topics:

11am-12pm Thursday 2 Nov 2023 (AEDT)

Connecting children with nature

Children who spend more time in nature are happier, healthier, stronger, smarter, kinder and more social. Underpinned by uninterrupted play, nature play or bush kinder allows children to do what they do best – to run, climb trees, play in puddles, jump off rocks, balance on logs and explore – which has shown to reduce stress, improve behaviour and concentration and develop healthy learning dispositions.

This webinar will show you the great benefits to introducing bush kinder to your program and will discuss the challenges that may arise and how they can be managed.

STEM Hour: Bush kinder: STEM learning in nature

Thursday 2 November 2023

5-6pm (AEDT), 3-4pm (AWST), 4.30-5.30pm (ACST)

Join our thought-provoking discussion with expert Dr Chris Speldewinde about his fascinating research into the benefits of STEM learning through the bush kinder model, especially for girls. You’ll gain practical ideas about how you can implement bush kinder into your own practice — no matter where you’re located — and strategies to overcome challenges.

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