We’re very pleased appoint Tim Jarvis as Nature Play SA’s patron. Tim is a renowned explorer, 2013 Adventurer of the Year and was awarded the Order of Australia in 2010 for his service to the Australian community.
Tim is also an environmental scientist, author, public speaker sustainability advocate – and a father. He makes the perfect role model to encourage children to go outdoors to play and explore. Mr Jarvis said he was passionate about encouraging children to explore and appreciate nature, as ‘learning by doing’ had been central to his development.
"It’s important for kids to develop an understanding of the world around them and their place in it by getting out there and finding things out for themselves. It’s also critically important our children grow up being exposed to nature so they develop an empathy for it and see the value in its protection. We do not inherit the world from our parents, we borrow it from our children and our role now is to help those children develop a bond with it for the benefit of us all.”
– Tim Jarvis