Rachelle Worth: Raw Earth Enviro Education – Getting your kids back to nature.

Rachelle is a creative teacher/storyteller who manages and presents Raw Earth Enviro Education (REED), which is based in Gloucester. REED is a unique outdoor-based environmental education program for families with children under 12.

Workshop brief: Raw Earth Enviro Education – Getting your kids back to nature. 
REED is Raw Earth Enviro Education – Rachelle will teach you about her unique outdoor-based environmental program for children under 12, which works on sensory exploration and interactive story/music creative art activities. This workshop is for those adults caring for children in their families, teachers and for those wishing to get back to nature themselves!

REED offers sensory exploration and interactive story/music based creative art activities in alignment with the NSW National Curriculums guidelines for Environmentalism Sustainability and Indigenous Education awareness.

Rachel is a qualified Children’s Music Specialist (Kodaly ECM teacher) with 7 years teaching experience in the regional Conservatorium of Music in Muswellbrook Upper Hunter. She is well qualified to guide children through creative music explorations that reflect nature habitat, and wildlife experiences and concepts whilst imparting accurate musical concepts and knowledge.

The aim of REED is to invite families back into open nature spaces in and around their communities to “Re-Wild their Child”, “Reconnect” with the beautiful green living spaces in their own communities and “Re-engage and Reinforce” solid practical Earth-care principles now being taught in schools. In her spare time, since Sept 2014 she has been an active NPWS Tour Guide at Copeland State Conservation Area, in the foothills of the Worlds Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. Rachelle has also held the position of Devil Ark Advocate (promotion/marketing) since Oct 2014 and, more recently, has created their new Interactive puppet based children’s storytelling program. This program, which began in early 2015, has been delivered to several regional preschools in Gloucester, Dungog and Scone.

Born in a small mountain community Rachel is committed to local community and fascinated by local history research. She enjoys travelling, photographs the bush in macro, draws and crafts bush inspired subjects, hikes, camps and now has begun mountain bike riding in her beloved bush.