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Belgrave Platypus Festival

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Learn about the platypus, and the environment
This is the 10th Platypus Festival!

Friends of Belgrave Lake Park present the Belgrave Platypus Festival. So, I hear you ask, and what is a Platypus Festival? And, well you might ask - it is all about our iconic platypus, and focuses on our environment. The event is also hosted by the Southern Dandenong Landcare Group

To be held at Belgrave Lake Park, Park Drive, Belgrave, on Sunday 9th September 2018 from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. It is a free family fun afternoon and you will meet none other than Billy The Platypus!

Entertainment and Activities
The entertainment will be by Rudy the One Man Band and Stax, who visitors will be lucky enough to hear play his didgeridoo. Platypus songs will probably be the order of the day here!

There will also be a quiz with prizes, so brush up on your platypus information to be in with a chance.

You could be part of the play, How the Platypus Came to Be.

See Connies Collectables and a wealth of environmental information and collectable swap cards.

And children will be able to create magical Aboriginal Art courtesy of Shane and Nina. This pair is from the Kokatha people in South Australia. Their sacred ancient knowledge has been handed down over thousands of years, generation after generation and you will now be able to learn through them.

Bring along a tee shirt or patch to be screen printed with a platypus or another indigenous animal - this is by gold coin donation.

Children can also meet Bruce the Wombat, and other wonderful native animals with Animals of OZ. Animals of OZ have a mission to promote wildlife conservation through education and are a mobile education group.

Learn how to weave with Ivy and Tamara Griffiths. Tamara is a "full bottle" of knowledge on this subject, and will even give you a sneak look at her weaved Eel Trap.

A planting by the Monbulk Creek.

And of course, you can also meet the Platypus education ambassadors.

Also meet with EEK! Environmental Education for Kids. They take their waterway program out to schools in the community. You can now learn about this program at the event.

Melbourne Water - Water Ed

Or why not buy a sausage or Veggie burger, and a drink from St Thomas More's Barbecue.

And there will be more.....

So, do not miss this unusual event, and make sure you bring a camera along to get that platypus selfie!
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Why? For an environmental event and our iconic platypus
When: 9th September, 2018
Where: Belgrave Lake Park, Park Dr, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia 3160
Cost: FREE
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