"What's that funny looking bird with the long neck called?"
If you've been asked this question but haven't been able to answer it, we've found a solution for you. The free education program Junior Rangers: Beetles, Bugs and Birds is being held daily at Royal Park, Parkville from the 21st of January until the 25th of January between 10am and 12pm. Children will have the opportunity to explore the Australian Native Garden with a qualified park ranger and learn about animals living in the area and the native fauna. It's the perfect opportunity for the kids to ask as many questions as they like.
In their role as a Junior Ranger, children will find out about the important part they play in helping to keep parks, gardens, rivers, ponds and playgrounds clean. They will also find out what they can do to help protect the natural and cultural resources in Melbourne's parks and gardens.
Children can ask as many questions as they like about the bugs, beetles and insects found in Melbourne's parks.
Junior Rangers: Beetles, Bugs and Birds is best suited to children aged 5 to 12. The program is free but bookings are required. You can reserve a place by phoning 03 9658 9658. All those attending are asked to wear sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat and meet at the rotunda in Royal Park between Gatehouse Street and The Avenue. Royal Park is accessible by public transport, you can catch the North Coburg Tram 19 from Elizabeth Street in the CBD and get off at Stop 13.