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Ecology of Play: Reviewing Your Outdoor Environment Through an Ecological Lens - Webinar

Refresh your perspective on play with Lukas Ritson, one of Australia's most respected outdoor play environment designers and holistic play advocates. 

During the session, Lukas will share how ecology (the relationship between humans and their environment) can be used as a lens to reflect on play in modern childhood, and to create environments that are both diverse and inclusive. 

You will also gain an understanding of: 

  • How to use ecological theory to supercharge your daily practices 

  • Ways we can use ecology as a tool to create diverse environments to suit all children’s needs 

  • How to create ecosystems of play within your environment 

  • How to assess your existing environment for diversity 

About Lukas 

Lukas Ritson is fondly known as The Outdoor Educator. He is a father of two, sustainability educator and the co-founder of natural play environment company Wearthy. 

Lukas believes that play should be a holistic experience for children - one that fosters connection, encourages resilience, and cultivates compassion. His innovative playground designs emphasise sustainable, quality materials, as they create a healthy stage for limitless learning opportunities. 

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