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Experience the Gaia (Earth) Education Philosophy, Principles and Practices in action.

Visit early childhood education centres in your local neighbourhood or around the country or around the world that deliver “childcare like you’ve never seen before®”.

Join our unique and exclusive tours in NZ, Australia, USA, Canada or Sweden and experience something new and different over the four seasons of Earth. Be inspired in a transformed seasonal setting, see how nature plays with children in each context, learn novel teaching approaches and experience unique and seasonally inspired Gaia values each time you visit:

  • Gaia ‘Winter Resilience‘ Study Tour (June/July)
  • Gaia ‘Spring Awakening‘ Study Tour (September/October)
  • Gaia ‘Summer Adventure” Study Tour (December/January)
  • Gaia ‘Autumn Reflection’ Study Tour (March/April).
NB: dates and seasons are reversed for tours in the northern hemisphere (Sweden, Canada, USA).

Browse through our various 1, 3, or 5 day international study tour packages below.

1 day tour

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Upcoming Tours ➤ Dates ➤ Location ➤
“Gaia Earth All Seasons Tour” Flexible dates – contact us Auckland, New Zealand

For anyone restrained by a tight travel itinerary, but still wishing to experience highlights of the Gaia (Earth) Education experience, we have a ‘big day out’ in store for you to see “childcare like you’ve never seen before” ….

The day will be packed with:

  • A comprehensive tour inside a multi-award winning ECE Centre, with ample opportunities for interaction with teachers and leaders;
  • Time to synthesise observations and learnings together over a catered lunch;
  • An inspiring seminar about the latest developments in Gaia (Earth) Education philosophy, principles and practices;
  • Your very own set of booklets of the 24 Gaia Values, for practical guidance on how to connect the Gaia (Earth) Philosophy with your centre’s philosophy and curriculum.

NB: Flights and airport transfers are at delegates’ own expense.

To register your interest in this study tour, please email info@gaiaeducation.co.nz

3 day tours

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Upcoming Tours ➤ Dates ➤ Location ➤
“Gaia Earth Autumn Reflection Tour” 25th-27th March 2020

DEFERRED to 2021 DUE TO COVID19

Auckland, New Zealand
“Gaia Earth Winter Resilience Tour” 21st-23rd July 2020

DEFERRED to 2021 DUE TO COVID19

Auckland, New Zealand
“Gaia Earth Spring Awakening Tour” September 2020

AVAILABLE ONLY TO NZ CITIZENS, DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

Auckland, New Zealand

Dive into the world of Gaia (Earth) inspired education and see “childcare like you’ve never seen before”..

Your host, Kim Bone will lead this three-day study tour.  You will have the opportunity to visit the award-winning environments of Gaia inspired centres and observe teachers and leaders interacting in these environments. Journey back in time to learn some ancient crafts. Experience Māori traditions and culture. The tour will include an inspiring seminar about latest developments and practical ways in which you can incorporate the Gaia Education Principle® in your teaching and centre practices.

Your investment includes:

  • Multiple tours and networking with educators and leaders inside multi-award winning and Gaia-inspired ECE Centres;
  • Inspiring seminars about the latest in Gaia (Earth) Education philosophy, principles and practices from around the world;
  • Indigenous traditions and cultural experience;
  • Learn ancient crafts and craftmaking skills;
  • Inspiring scenic tour and nature immersion experience;
  • Transport between centres and programmed events;
  • All breakfast / packed lunch meals;
  • Twin share accommodation;
  • Your very own set of booklets of the 24 Gaia Values, for practical guidance on how to connect the Gaia (Earth) Philosophy with your centre’s philosophy and curriculum;
  • A career inspiring experience.

Exclusions:

  • Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, evening meals and evening city outings are at delegates own expense.

Payment terms:

  • Please contact us for cost information

Booking and Cancellation terms:

  • Bookings are on a first come first served basis (max 10 delegates per tour)
  • Deposits are non refundable
  • Cancellation within 7 days of tour commencement date is non refundable
  • Enrolment into a study tour constitutes acceptance of these terms.

To register your interest in an upcoming international study tour, please email info@gaiaeducation.co.nz

5 day tours

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Upcoming Tours ➤ Dates ➤ Location ➤
“Gaia Earth Spring Awakening Tour” September 2021 Tasmania, Australia
“Gaia Earth Summer Adventure Tour” January 2022 Auckland, New Zealand
“Gaia Earth Winter Wonderland Tour” February 2022 Nynäshamn, Sweden
“Gaia Earth Autumn/Fall Resilience Tour” October 2022 Vancouver, Canada

For anyone with a desire to completely immerse yourself into the world of Gaia (Earth) inspired education and see “childcare like you’ve never seen before”.

Your host, Kim Bone will lead the intensive five-day study tour.  You will have the opportunity to visit the award-winning environments of Gaia inspired centres and observe teachers and leaders interacting in these environments. Journey back in time to learn some ancient crafts. Experience indigenous traditions and culture (i.e. Maori people of NZ, Aboriginee people of Australia, First Nations people of Canada, or Sámi people of Scandinavia). Experience ‘forest bathing’ in one of the world’s most beautiful forest kindys (Gaia Earth Preschool New Zealand) or a sister school around the world. Explore natural forests, gardens and other local attractions. The study tour will include inspiring seminars about latest developments and practical ways in which you can incorporate the Gaia Education Principle® in your teaching and centre practices.

Your investment includes:

  • Multiple tours and networking with educators and leaders inside multi-award winning and Gaia-inspired ECE Centres;
  • Inspiring seminars about the latest in Gaia (Earth) Education philosophy, principles and practices from around the world;
  • ‘Forest bathing’ experience in one of the most amazing forest kindergartens in the world;
  • Indigenous traditions and cultural experience;
  • Learn basic ancient crafts and craftmaking skills;
  • Inspiring scenic tour and nature immersion experience;
  • Transport between centres and programmed events;
  • All breakfast / packed lunch meals;
  • Twin share accommodation;
  • Your very own set of booklets of the 24 Gaia Values, for practical guidance on how to connect the Gaia (Earth) Philosophy with your centre’s philosophy and curriculum;
  • A career inspiring experience.

Exclusions:

  • Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, evening meals and evening city outings are at delegates own expense.

Payment terms:

  • Please contact us for cost information

Booking and Cancellation terms:

  • Bookings are on a first come first served basis
  • Maximum 10 delegates per tour
  • Deposits are non refundable
  • Cancellation within 7 days of tour commencement date is non refundable.

To register your interest in an upcoming international study tour, please email info@gaiaeducation.co.nz

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