Health and Wellbeing in Nature

Available at both Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Health & Wellbeing in Nature

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.

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Location

Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level

Year 7 to Year 10

Students will

  • Practice mindfulness techniques
  • Design mandalas using a collection of natural materials
  • Sample a taste of native tea (Cranbourne Gardens)
  • Make potpourri to take home (Melbourne Gardens)

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

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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