We’ve been lucky with mild weather for camps this year, but winter is on its way and we’re definitely starting to feel the days closing in.

When you’re cosying up indoors in the evening, check out these links from around the web:

This short video is about the growth of ‘beach schools’, getting children outdoors across the pond:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/education-48151527/how-beach-school-helps-children-learn-without-realising-it

We’re always interested to read about what other outdoor education programmes around New Zealand are doing:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/111030177/outdoor-ed-helps-children-learn-better-principal-says

Leave No Trace NZ have teamed up with DOC and have created a short, but quirky video series about ‘Leave No Trace’ principles in the bush – share it with your whanau too:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQDha73po7DXhLebYafXL1w

In addition to the Leave No Trace video series, this piece from the Herald NZ talks about other ways to be an ‘ethical traveller’ in the outdoors, including tips such as avoiding “geotagging” specific locations on social media:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12222834

This is a ‘long read’ article published last year, but it illustrates why the behaviours described in the previous two links are so important. It talks about how social media can contribute to the degradation of natural places, as tourists who don’t understand how to behave in natural places flock to the wilderness in search of the perfect photo for their instagram feed:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/20/national-parks-america-overcrowding-crisis-tourism-visitation-solutions

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