Health and Wellbeing in Nature

Available at both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens

Health and Wellbeing in Nature (F–6)  

Explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of nature and spending time outdoors.

Through a playful exploration of Melbourne gardens, students will be encouraged to see themselves as part of the natural world and consider how being in nature can contribute to positive emotional and physical wellbeing. They will learn how to practice mindfulness and nurture greater awareness of their self and others as they experience the effect of tuning in to nature.

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Year Level

Foundation to Year 6

Students will

  • Discover healing benefits of plants
  • Learn activities to improve wellbeing through gentle introspection and nature connection
  • Discuss how different activities (such as using electronic devices) can impact emotions

Key focuses

  • Fostering healthy habits, mindfulness and feelings of wellbeing
  • Importance of time spent in nature for physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Awareness of ourselves, others and the natural world

Curriculum Links

  • Level F-6 Health and Physical Education
  • Level F-2 Health and Physical Education
  • Level 3-4 Health and Physical Education
  • Level 5-6 Health and Physical Education

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House at Melbourne Gardens

or 

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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