Meet Glenthorne Partnership member Tash Howard

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.