Healthy Country Healthy People
AABAT Nature & Health Symposium 2020
The Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) welcomes practitioners, program managers, allied professionals and all others with an interest in nature and adventure experiences as a complementary therapeutic approach to foster wellbeing, insight and positive change.
The purpose of the “Nature & Health Symposium 2020” is to showcase nature-based health interventions, and identify the benefits of bringing humans together with nature for targeted health benefits. The Symposium will bring together cross-disciplinary practitioners, researchers and policy makers to explore evidence-informed nature-based interventions as an emerging form of Outdoor Healthcare. An anticipated outcome is the establishment of a national body representing evidence-informed nature-based health modalities.
We invite you to come together, and meet with us at a welcome fire at the Far South Wilderness Camp, Dover lutruwita / Tasmania.
Set on the edge of the SW Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – home to Aboriginal people, knowledge and tradition for at least the past 35,000 years, and for 20,000 years, the southernmost people on Earth – Far South offers a natural and tranquil setting for the exploration of the Forum theme Healthy Country, Healthy People.
A special focus of this Forum is to provide opportunities to develop broader and deeper appreciation of the insights, knowledge and nature-based wisdoms of members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. With support and input from local cultural elders, we will be invited to consider contemporary BAT practices through the lens of representatives of the oldest continuous culture on the planet.