‘There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open’
– Jawaharial Nehru
Thank you for connecting with us. Here at Wild Search Australia, our mission is to inspire, educate and connect you with nature, for a well-balanced, wild and adventurous life!
Our ethos is simple: care for the planet and she will care for you back.
Wild Search Australia specialises in the following nature-based topics: Wildlife ecology; conservation and environmental education; rewilding workshops for women, teens and children; nature-based and plastic-free events and workshops; bush adventures; hiking and camping; plastic-free, natural body products.
Wild Search Australia was founded in 2015 by Wildlife Ecologist, Environmental Conservationist and Nature Tour Guide, Caitlin Weatherstone (B.App.Sc & M.App.Sc). Caitlin grew up locally in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales and has extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna, as well as over 12 years experience in nature tour guiding, bushwalking, working with animals and children, hosting events and facilitating workshops, environmental conservation and education, ecological sciences, making body products, public speaking and writing articles.
THE BENEFITS OF REWILDING
The benefits of nature connection are widely documented in scientific literature and thus we recommend spending quality time in the outdoors – particularly camping, bush walking, gardening, wildlife spotting, barefooting, waterfall exploring and ocean frolicking. Many studies have shown that connecting with nature can have positive psychological, physical, social and spiritual benefits for both adults and children.
Some of the perks are: improved motor development and coordination, quicker recovery time in hospital, increase in exercise and fitness level, reduced stress and anxiety, improved health outcomes, increased focus and concentration.
WHY DO WE NEED TO BE WILD?
We live in a modern, fast-paced, concrete-clad world where nature generally isn’t respected or prioritised. This is a big problem, because we are nature. All life on Earth is intimately connected and has always been. As mammals, our ancestors date back millions of years. All living things have evolved together over this time, and fortunately, life will go on and keep evolving long after we humans have gone.
In order to have respect for nature and our innate wildness, we need to connect back in with where we came from, find our wild and what it means to be a human animal in this crazy world on this beautiful, wild planet.
With many Australians spending most of their time indoors and suffering from the resulting nature-deficit disorder, there’s never been a better time to get outdoors and rewild!
All we ask is that you use this piece of modern technology to connect.
“I’ve used Caitlin’s products for years, and since I switched to this deodorant there’s been no going back. It’s totally unique – local Aussie products, native plant extracts, totally biodegradable, so eco-friendly that you could literally eat it but at the same time it actually works. I completely recommend it – I use it every day, and love knowing that I can smell good and not trash the planet or use potentially harmful chemicals.”
“My girls loved the products, especially the natural scents.”
“I have been using Wild Search’s products for almost a year and have been so impressed by the quality and ethos of this brand. I love the care and effort that goes into the selection of Australian grown ingredients. I have practically used my weight in the lemon myrtle body balm! I naturally have very dry skin and I find it to be so hydrating and healing. I literally use it head to toe – wherever I feel needs a little TLC.”
xx Stay wild.