Nature Library

Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Time in nature is important to unplug from technology and really connect with ourselves and each other.

Being in nature promotes a sense of joy and wonder. It helps build confidence, resilience, and improves mental, emotional, social and physical health. It encourages creativity and play. When we connect with and experience nature we naturally learn about, understand and fall in love with it, and this love translates to caring and protecting nature, which it needs now more than ever.

I’m Kathy Broadhead (MEd, PGDipT, BSc), I am a qualified and experienced environmental educator with over 20 years working in a variety of education roles in NZ and abroad. I am passionate about collaborative learning between child, educator and nature. My programmes combine child-led learning, free nature play and intentional learning experiences to support the development of the whole child. I am a trained teacher and hold a Master’s Degree in Education, a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. But in my experience, nature is the best teacher of them all!

Nature has been a constant source of calm, clarity and creativity in my life. I’ve personally experienced the phenomenal healing power and the absolute joy of being in nature, over-and-over-again. And, as such, I love sharing the magic of nature with kids of all ages (that’s you too, adults) and seeing the many, many benefits that come out of those experiences.


Mount Maunganui, Tauranga