Visiting the Environment Centre is an educational experience in itself - with many hands on displays (including a huge fish tank to see the local underwater inhabitants up close and a touch table full of bird's nests, snake skins and the like).
Mosaic at Downfall Creek depicting the Mountains to Mangroves corridor
There are quiet bush tracks nearby, plenty of picnic tables and a fun fort playground. My kids and I love the Senses Trail, which is a short, special needs-friendly walk with twelve guided stops along the route. It is a great interactive way to instill a sensitivity to the environment in young kids.
Junior Environment Ranger (ages 6 - 13) - April 5, 9 -10.30am: Kids are welcome to join a real Ranger to check on animals in the wild, learn the difference between native and introduced species and help remove invasive plants.
Creek Creatures (ages 4 -11) - April 11, 9.30 -11am. Explore Downfall Creek and discover all about healthy waterways with hands on games and even a bit of dip-netting.
Kid's Bug Adventures (ages 7 - 14) - April 13, 9-11am. Learn all about insects - life cycle, anatomy, biology and even catch a few.
Let's go Batty - April 13, 10-12am. A local Bat Carer will teach the kids all about bats, take them to visit a nearby colony of sleeping bats and complete some DIY bat craft to take home.