Health and Wellbeing in Nature

Melbourne Gardens

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

Students will be challenged to consider how being in nature can contribute to positive emotional and physical wellbeing and discuss the importance of healthy foods, physical exercise and spending time outdoors. They will learn mindfulness techniques and explore the role nature can play in reducing anger, fear, anxiety and stress, and their associated symptoms of blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.

Students will

  • Practice mindfulness techniques
  • Participate in a range of nature connection activities such as bird watching, nature journaling, and creating land art using natural materials
  • Make potpourri to take home

Key focuses

  • Mindfulness
  • Connect to Country 
  • Importance of nature to our health and wellbeing

Links to Victorian Curriculum

Level 7-10 Health and Physical Education