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Raychel has been working with youth for over 10 years, finding her passion in holistic life skills, wellbeing development, nature connection through permaculture, 8 shields, indigenous studies and teachings, and her own innate sense of play, creativity and ritual. Raychel is a volunteer member of the Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital/Pottsville Koala Rehabilitation service. Raychel loves facilitating learning through physical activity and games that get us thinking just as much as moving!

Learning and Connecting to Native Animals and their Rhythms

A series of games to get children thinking and moving, generating giggles and burning energy while understanding the organized chaos of the animal world and empathizing with their survival mode, and understanding the constant change that is a law of nature. Predator and Prey, Animal Forms, Owl eyes and Kangaroo Ears. Followed by a discussion about why wildlife are important and what participants can do to help protect wildlife moving forward. Participants can meet us after the workshop to look through field guides and ask more questions. The games in this playshop are predominantly inspired by Shield's 'Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature'.