Leap into Nature has now been in action for one year! YAY... Happy Birthday to us :-) During that time we have had many enquiries and lots of families join our group for one or many sessions. Social media has definitely played a huge role in helping us gain momentum and spread the word to many families around Melbourne.
One of the other really important platforms for us has been the Active in Parks program. Active in Parks is a program managed by the People and Parks Foundation working closely with community groups, schools, sporting clubs and other not-for-profits to support families and workplaces to get active and connect with outdoor spaces. Through the new Active in Parks website - which takes a multifaceted approach to promoting active outdoor living in Australia - Leap into Nature has promoted all our upcoming events. Their website and the 'What’s on Outdoors' database at http://www.activeinparks.org allows us to streamline our session information to our members and to those new 'leapers' that are interested in joining us for the first time.
We love being part of the Active in Parks program and would also like to say a very special thank you to Active in Parks and People and Parks Foundation for awarding Leap into Nature with a 'Take it Outside' grant! This has allowed us to purchase fantastic nature exploration, nature study and scientific equipment to share with our Bush Playgroup, Junior Nature Club and hopefully soon our Leap into Nature school programs ... stay tuned for that one!!
If you need some more inspiration or other ideas to get you and your family outdoors head over to the Active in Parks website http://www.activeinparks.org/!