Rachelle Worth is the creative Early Childhood Teacher (30+ years)/ Kodaly trained children’s MUSIC Specialist (15 years)/ Bush Mentor and Outdoor Educator (since 2012)/Storyteller and a NPWS Tour Guide (since 2014) behind RawEarth Enviro Education (REEED), her mobile programs which have been conducted across the Barrington Coast /Mid North Coast Region since 2013.
REEED is a unique Take Me Outside Nature Play Philosophy based Education program for families with children under 12. Being conducted as Workshops / Playgroups / School Holiday creative art sessions and Consulting programs, all are based around Environmentalism, Sustainability, Threatened Species & Habitat Protection and in direct alignment with the National Early Childhood Learning Years Framework and Infants /Primary School Curriculums
The MISSION of REED is to invite families BACK INTO nature spaces in and around their local communities to “Re-Learn Re-Discover Re-connect” with their children whilst “Re-engaging and Reinforcing” core life skills and curriculum content.
Rachelle creates and offers individualised programs to Preschools, Child Care Centres Playgroups as well as Primary and Infants Schools. In addition, specialised Recycled Art/Craft workshops have been offered to Regional Waste Management centres, a variety of regional community groups, several local Community Gardens and Art Galleries.
As a Children’s Music Specialist (Kodaly ECM teacher) – 7 years teaching in the regional Conservatorium of Music in Muswellbrook Upper Hunter, Rachelle is well qualified to present her new ENVIRO MUSIC PROGRAM (Known as Melaleuca Enviro Music). She wrote the Conservatorium’s first EC Music Curriculum in 2000 -2007, and will competently guide your child/ren through creative music & singing explorations reflecting nature’s fauna, flora and habitats, as she shares her many “direct hands on’ personal wildlife experiences whilst imparting accurate musical concepts and knowledge. Using the creative arts of Music, Drumming, Dance, Story, Movement and Outdoor activities, she caters for families in a fun games-and play based program. whilst educating your child/ren about your local Environment.
From Sept 2014 Rachelle has been an active Volunteer NPWS Tour Guide at Copeland State Conservation Area, in the foothills of the Worlds Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. Concurrently as a DevilArk Advocate (Promotion/Marketing) Oct 2013 to April 2018 Rachelle created their new Interactive puppet-based story-telling program in early 2015, which was delivered to several regional preschools and community groups within Gloucester, Dungog Scone and Taree areas
Since March 2019 her new Community Project – A dedicated Children’s Rainforest Bush Retreat space is being created as a 3D replica rainforest space for storytelling, to be constructed weekly through children’s craft /art workshops at the newly opened “The Maker’s Way’’ Taree’s newest Art Collective space and Gallery.
In Feb 2019 a NEW series of NATUREPLAY-Play -Groups with her specialised Melaleuca ENVIRO Music program commenced in Wingham and will soon expand into Gloucester and Forster areas.
Born into a small mountain community Rachelle is committed to community. She enjoys singing in local choirs, playing percussion woodwind and drums in several community music groups, enjoys travelling, has long been fascinated by local history research. Regularly getting back into nature herself, she loves taking photographs of the bush in macro format, draws and crafts bush inspired objects, and meditates, hikes and camps in her beloved bush
WORKSHOP: Simple Sustainability for Young Families and Educators
(How To Do Sustainability With Kids!!)
In Rachelle’s workshop …
• You will uncover a simple SUSTAINABILITY definition and then discover practical ideas on HOW TO bring that definition to life for a young child and how to ENGAGE with these simple fun activities (brief PowerPoint presentation, Games and Activities)
• You can then actively participate in “sensory Nature Play exploration and creative activities” that you can use with your child straight away (Hands on Nature Play Activities)
• You may now be more confident in understanding how to address SUSTAINABILITY for your YOUNG CHILD and will leave TAKING AWAY a list of great resources and ideas to use at home or outdoors (Printed Handout)
This workshop is for PARENTS /CARERS /TEACHERS /Student Teachers and Anyone in care of young children