March 30, 2023 (8 PM UTC) Early Care and Education SIG Webinar: Outdoor and Nature Play; a global look at research, policy and practice


Outdoor and Nature Play; a global look at research, policy and practice

Webinar Recording click [HERE]:


March 30, 2023, 20:00 GMT



Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Mairi Ferris, Thrive Outdoors Scotland

Fiona Harris, Practice Facilitator, KU Children’s Services


Brianne Bruijns, Western University

Leigh Vanderloo, ParticipACTION


“The outdoors offers limitless potential to young children. It becomes a place where they can go to relax their mind, to be inspired and to deep dive into the world of imagination. It’s a place where they can design, create and explore. The possibilities are endless.”

(Angela Hanscom)

This 75-minute webinar, organised by ISBNPA ECE SIG, will include a discussion from international experts currently working in the field of outdoor play/nature play. Professor Mariana Brussoni (Canada) will provide an overview of the latest research. Mairi Ferris from Thrive Outdoors (Scotland) will discuss the power of position statements and policy relating to outdoor play/nature play. Fiona Harris (Australia) will discuss how nature play/outdoor play can be successfully implemented in Early Childhood Education. She will explore the ins and outs of beach Kinder. Drs Leigh Vanderloo and Brianne Bruijns will engage the audience and panel speakers in a lively discussion. Please join us on the 30th March 2023, 20:00 GMT to be inspired.