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First week of latest Australian trip is a great success

Posted by FSLI on October 22, 2017

FSLI Director, Chris Dee and Forest School Leader, Tracy Betley have completed a successful first week in Australia, and they are now preparing to join up with Nature Play QLD on Monday for the latest round of Forest School Leader Training, Level 3.

The intrepid duo have had a packed schedule, although they have had to dodge a few heavy downpours as some parts of Queensland had a month's rain in one weekend! They visited four Bush Kindys during the early part of the week (all staffed by people who were trained by FSLI and Nature Play QLD in 2016), and they also managed to fit in a catch up with the October 2016 group of trainees.

Later in the week they visited Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre, North Stradbroke Island and Toowoomba! They met Betty the blue tongued lizard, and then they were able to get up and close and personal with some of the local wildlife while visiting 'Straddie'. Chris commented that a real positive from the visit to North Stradbroke Island was the amount that they managed to learn about indigenous culture.

Thirty eager students will await the duo tomorrow morning, many of whom have made long journeys from all over Australia to take part. Chris commented earlier today that both herself and Tracy are very excited to meet everyone and get started.

To find out more about Nature Play QLD click here.

To find out more about Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre click here.

To find out more about North Stradbroke Island click here.