Welcome to Lucy's collection of ideas and adventures designed to inspire others to get off the couch and explore our local environment.
Meet "Binderella" and maybe some koalas
There are some super fun environmental adventures scheduled at Moreton Bay's environment centres over the September School Holidays 2012. Bookings are essential online or by phone (3205 0555), so get in early for these popular outdoor activities.
Mon. 24th September, 9am - 11.30am CREEC Environment Centre, $2 per child Learn all about bush survival - what to do when you encounter a snake, how to build a bush stretcher, navigation, bush safety and wildlife identification etc.
Tues, 25th September, 9.30am - 11.30am Osprey House Environment Centre, $2 per child Learn all about Michelle the koala and her baby during "Save the Koala Month." Bring your favorite stuffed native toy animal for morning tea with the resident koalas.
Great Waste Race and Eco Challenge: Wed, 26th Septmeber, 10.30am - 12 noon CREEC Environment Centre, $2 per child Join "Binderella" dressed in her Garbage Couture Ballgown styled from plastic bags, CDs and onion bags. There will be eco-challenges to educate and entertain.
Thurs. 27th September, 9.30am - 11.30am Osprey House Environment Centre, $2 per child Grab your binoculars, peek through telescopes to see many different migratory and residential bird species, and of course some Osprey.
Join Ranger Kim on her rounds of the sanctuary. Learn about native plant and animal species, pot your own plant from the nursery and maybe spot the resident koala. Read a review of this activity here.
Traditional Indigenous Games Fun:
Tues. 2 October, 9.30am - 11.30am Kumbartcho Environment Centre, $2 per child
Learn to play some fun traditional games Aboriginal children used to help them gain skills to be excellent hunters in times long ago.
Crazy Craft and Nature Walk:
Wed. 3 October, 9.30am - 12 noon Osprey House Environment Centre, $2 per child
Create your own environmental original, then investigate the mangroves to see native animals in their homes. See Michelle the koala and her baby and maybe an Osprey family.
Things that go bump in the night:
Frid. 5 October, 7pm - 9pm CREEC Environment Centre, $2 per child
BYO torch and follow the local trails to spot some amazing nocturnal wildlife.