Education Outdoors

“We only think when confronted with a problem.”
John Dewey

Education Outdoors

Student-led learning 

We embrace a student-led and deep-listening approach that lies at the heart of our educational philosophy. We recognise the importance of nurturing individual agency and creating opportunities for students to actively participate in their learning journey. 

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Tailored exploration 

Up the creek will work with you to facilitate a meaningful authentic experience, tailored to meet the needs of your students and school. Our aim is to offer positive memories of people in nature that will last well past a students retirement. Book in for a free consultation where we can explore your needs. If there is a spark we can develop a program fit for context and purpose.

 

Education Outdoors for Primary & Secondary

Learning in Nature

Immerse yourself in the environment - Slow pedagogy, deeper learning.

CURIOSITY, CARE, CREATIVITY - A COLLABORATIVE JOURNEY WITH NATURE

  • Ecological Expression and Inquiry - Art-based program 
  • Paddling

Suggested locations:
Warrandyte, by the banks of Birrarung
Bung Yarnda/Lake Tyers in partnership with FLOAT


REWILDING IN THE CITY - COLLABORATING WITH NATURE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS 

  • Ecological awareness
  • Navigation
  • Sailing or Paddling

Collaborate with nature

Venture through environments

  • Birrarung - walk, ride, paddle the lifeblood of Melbourne
  • Sailing to new shores - Melbourne based

Other partnership locations: 

  • Bung Yarnda/Lake Tyers - in partnership with FLOAT
  • Gippsland Lakes- Journey the old steam trading route from Sale to Paynesville (or Lakes Entrance)
  • Glenelg River
  • Murray River
  • Mitchell River