Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Feed your children’s natural curiosity
Calling all budding scientists! Image: Sunshine Coast Council to Curious Creatures School Holiday Programme FB
The Curious Creatures School Holiday Programme is designed for children to learn about the curious creatures that live on the Sunshine Coast - from the bugs beneath our feet, to the frogs that croak after dark, to the dragons that love water and basking in the sun. Local artists and educators offer an array of workshops, including card making; ceramic and woven sculpture; watercolour and ink painting; drawing and even frog hunting. If any of the aforementioned workshops are not listed below, it is because they have already 'sold out' - please ensure you register promptly for your children to attend.
Workshop 2 | Age 5 to 15 years | 12.30 to 2.00pm | $7.50 At the time of writing there were ten (10) remaining spots for this workshop
Children get to create their very own lizard sculpture in this tactile, fibre-focussed workshop, guided by local artist, Julie Forster. Participants will be taught the art of winding wool and straw around a simple armature, then bringing their reptilian characters to life, with paint and narrative. There are two unique lizards that call the Sunshine Coast home - the Eastern Water Dragon and the Anglo-Headed Dragon - both of which will be explored, while the children weave their special Story Lizards, during this fun workshop.
Friday 18 January 2019 Sonic Explorers Workshop 1 | Age 8 to 17 years | 10.00 to 11.30am | $7.50 At the time of writing there were two (2) remaining spots for this workshop
Workshop 2 | Age 8 to 17 years | 12.30pm to 2.00pm | $7.50 At the time of writing there were eight (8) remaining spots for the second Sonic Explorers' workshop
These two workshops are geared for budding young scientists! Sonic Explorers is all about discovering the living world through our hearing i.e. our ears. Sonic Explorers is led by Dr Leah Barclay, who will teach children about the creative technology and exciting science behind acoustic ecology. Participants will learn how to use special microphones that capture 3D audio and has the capability to stream the sounds of our local landscape to a global sound map online - how awesome is that!
Dr Leah Barclay, doing 'field' work - Image: Leah Barclay FB
Registrations are essential as workshops fill up really quickly - these three are the only workshops that still have spots available in the new year. Feed your children's curiosity and let them enjoy one or more 'green' workshops at the Arts and Ecology Centre at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens in Tanawha.