Posts by deborah

Camping at Plantation Campground – Grampians National Park

My first camping trip to Plantation was back in the ’90s with a small group of students which included a week of bushwalking, rock climbing and abseiling. The weather was kind and the excitement levels were high as we explored the Grampians each day with the finale culminating in a day trip to ‘The Pinnacle’ where…

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Finding Frida

Finding Frida

Who was this bohemian, evocative artist Frida Kahlo, and why has she risen to such posthumous media popularity and commercialisation, over the last decade? Whether you’ve seen a ‘Frida lookalike’ flash mob in the USA, posters of her self-portraits or even tacky fridge magnets in discount stores, the Mexican born artist may either be on…

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Scottish doctors are now issuing prescriptions to go hiking

I loved this article so much I had to share. I certainly know that my cup is filled when I spend time outdoors and I know I’m not the only one. This excellent article expands on that. Scotland’s Shetland Islands are windswept and rugged, full of wide-open vistas, thousands of squawking migratory birds, awesome rock…

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15 Proven Benefits of Outdoor Education – Part 3

BHow to walk through mud

This is the third part of a three-part post on the benefits of outdoor education. So following on from my article a week ago, here are Part Three of the benefits of Outdoor Education. 11. A sense of community guardianship The beauty of Outdoor education is that it allows young people to see how they…

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Hot Air Ballooning over Melbourne

Everyone has a bucket list in some way. Maybe it’s written down, shared with a friend or just something you know you want to do in the future. I’m no different to anyone else and have things I want to do – big and small. Today I ticked off a biggie on my long list…

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Jewel of Mexico’s Underground

Jewel of Mexico's underground

As I bounce around in the back of a land rover on a rocky, dry track with a half dozen other adventurers, I’m reminded of previous trips into the Australian outback exploring sinkholes. But here in Mexico, it’s just a little different. A local man working for the landowner at Dos Ojos takes our 300…

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15 Proven Benefits of Outdoor Education – Part 2

Benefits of Outdoor Education

This is the second part of a three-part post on the benefits of outdoor education. So following on from part one, here is Part Two of the benefits of Outdoor Education. 6. Improved memory One of the best ways to improve memory and recall is to experience something new and unfamiliar. This releases dopamine into…

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From Lima to Loch Sport

As I get older, time goes faster and that became clear on a warm summer day as I explored a stunning part of my home state of Victoria. I reminisced how 12 months ago I was in the bowels of the catacombs in Lima and now in the seaside rural community of Loch Sport. As…

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15 Proven Benefits of Outdoor Education – Part 1

Benefits of Outdoor Education

This is the first part of a three-part post on the benefits of outdoor education and recently a nine-year research project into outdoor education have been released which I’ve posted about here. With classrooms being  ‘classes in rooms’, it can often mean that a young person spends the majority of their day surrounded by four…

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Product Review – One Planet Synthetic Sleeping Bag – Sac

One Plant sleeping bag

I’ve been a long time fan of One Planet gear since is was Aiking back in the ’90s. Why? Because they are Australian designed, Australian made and the creator has always been a regular outdoors person so knows what people like me want and need. I’ve said it 100’s of times to 100’s of students, parents and…

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