Collaborators in the development of this site include:
Ms Kate Boyd is a bushland regenerator who grew up in Armidale. Aged 12, a year in London with visits to a woodland and meadow near her suburban home brought appreciation that natural areas close to homes complement national parks and wilderness areas. Kate studied ecology and natural resource management. She has worked in environmental roles in government and the community. She loves helping people of all ages to enjoy nature.
Dr Sue Elliott is an experienced practitioner, academic and author in early childhood education with a focus on education for sustainability, outdoor playspaces and nature play. Her publications include Outdoor learning environments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk taking in the early years. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England (UNE), New South Wales.
Ms Elizabeth O’Hara has taught at High Schools in Armidale since 1977 having grown up on a property in New England. She is currently the convenor of the Wildlife Habitat Group of Sustainable Living Armidale.
Dr Jo Bird is a lecturer in early childhood at the University of New England (UNE), New South Wales. He research focuses on children’s technology use, supporting educators to use technologies in their teaching, children’s play and early childhood leadership. She is the coordinator of the Wildlife Habitat Armidale (WHA) webpage and enjoys sharing her web skills with the rest of the WHA team.