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Meet Glenthorne Partnership member Tash Howard

Each edition we’ll introduce you to one of the 13 members of the Glenthorne Partnership who are helping to shape this new national park.

The Glenthorne Partnership was created to provide important community insight, ideas and perspectives, and help make decisions to ensure the park meets community needs and expectations.

The group includes community members with connections to surrounding ‘Friends of Parks’ volunteer groups, the Kaurna community, the City of Marion, the local business association and local R-12 school.

Hear from Tash Howard about her connection to the creation of Glenthorne National Park:

“I’m a mum of three boys aged eight, six and four and I spend most days trying to juggle multiple commitments in work, family, logistics and life in general.

My working background is a bit varied. I started out in information management but after a bit of an epiphany, I re-trained and have since spent most of my working life as an outdoor education instructor, coordinator and teacher mostly with youth and adults, in really exciting and diverse expedition programs based on what is called ‘Experiential Education’.

In recent years I’ve started learning about (and loving!) what is known as ‘Nature Pedagogy’, which is all about finding opportunities for children and educators to learn in, and with, the natural world to achieve a multitude of outcomes.

My belief is that we have a huge opportunity to engage children, young people and families with Glenthorne National Park in a variety of ways and that this engagement could lead to both an increase in the health and wellbeing of those people, coupled with a raft of possibilities for the ongoing conservation of Glenthorne National Park.”

Read about the other members of the Glenthorne Partnership on the Glenthorne website.

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