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Masterclass: The importance of nature-based, outdoor learning in PDHPE

June 20 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm AEST

PDHPE Masterclass students hiking outdoors

Our Masterclass series explores the latest health and physical education research. We offer 8 Masterclasses each year.

Masterclass #4 2024:

Connecting with nature and being in the outdoors plays an important role in wellbeing. 

The revised Australian Curriculum puts a greater focus on students developing skills and understanding to be physically active in natural and outdoor settings. 

Join Tonia and Lori to discover the benefits of creating nature connections and how to embed outdoor and nature-based activities authentically into your PDHPE programs. 


Tonia GraytProfessor Tonia Gray, Western Sydney University
Professor Gray is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. Tonia’s research explores the intersection of outdoor experiential education, human-nature relationships, gender and health/wellbeing. She is Chair of the Australian Tertiary Outdoor Educators Network and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal Outdoor and Environmental Education. Tonia has most recently investigated the impact of community gardens in vulnerable communities. She is an advocate for Greener Spaces, Better Places to promote green places as valuable destinations for people to work, live and play.

Lori ModdeLori Modde, CEO, Outdoors NSW and ACT
Lori has worked in community and economic development for close to 30 years. As the CEO of Outdoors NSW & ACT, she is leading the organisation in being a strong peak body for the industry. Lori holds numerous volunteer board roles and volunteers in mentoring programs. Her previous work includes senior roles with Tourism NSW, Hills Shire Council, and Sydney Olympic Park Authority.


Date: 20 June 2024
Time: 3.45-5.15pm – 60min presentation & 30min Q&A
Format: Live online video conference
Free for ACHPER NSW/ACT members (login to receive the discount)
– $30 non-members. You can join ACHPER NSW. Teacher Membership is only $140 p.a which includes 8 free masterclasses each year.

Attending an ACHPER NSW Masterclass will contribute 1.5 hours of NESA elective PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum – addressing standard descriptor 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


June 20
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm AEST


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02 9787 5141


02 9787 5141
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Masterclass: The importance of nature-based, outdoor learning in PDHPE
$ 30.00 inc GST
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