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Bats, Sculpture, Gardening & Upcycling: July School Holiday Workshops

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Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc and Recreate are hosting an exciting 'July School Holiday Workshop' programme for children aged 2 and up.

Featuring a diverse range of environmental and sustainable themes and modern art and craft techniques, this interactive workshop programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of interests.

The workshops will be held in a fun, inspiring and relaxed atmosphere and under the guidance of experienced instructors, children will learn how to get creative using reclaimed materials.

Please note parent/care-giver supervision is required for each workshop and complimentary tea and coffee will be provided for parents/care-givers.

Places are limited and early bookings are advised: please click on the links below for further information or visit

Please note the recommended ages are only a guide.

Wrapped in a Jar: Recreate Rethink Waste Workshop

Time: Monday 6 July 9:45 for 10am start - 12noon

Cost: $12 / child

Age: 5 years and up

Using a variety of threads, cord, wire, fabric, buttons, and recycled bits 'n' pieces from the recreate craft store, participants will wrap a chosen jar or container to create an individual storage vessel or vase.


Time: Monday 6 July 1:15 for 1:30pm start - 2:30pm

Cost: $15 / child

Age: 8 years and up

Join Conservation Biologist Chris Grant to discover the wonderful world of bats! Our local bats are essential for eating tonnes of insects such as mosquitoes each year. Your child will learn about our local bat species and how to provide habitat for these important native mammals. Each child will assemble their own timber micro bat box ready to take home and install.

Let it Fly - Bird Sculpture: Recreate Rethink Waste Workshop

Time: Tuesday 7 July 9:45 for 10am start - 12:30

Cost: $14/ child

Age: 8 years and up

Using an assortment of recycled treasures from the recreate store participants will be building flying forms to hang or stand. Participants will learn a range of skills and techniques including the electric drill, how to wire twitch and pop rivet metal and plastics to create a wonderful sculpture. Led by artist Yvonne Dalton, this workshop is a great way to get young creative minds using a range of reclaimed materials. Their completed wondrous winged sculpture will be ready to play with or will look fabulous in the home or garden

Kids in the Garden

Time: Wednesday 8 July 10:30 am 12noon

Cost: $12 / child

Age: 2 years and up

A great workshop to get little hands dirty and minds active! Led by Botanist Bev Lane, each child will plant and take home a mix of seasonal flowers, herbs and veggies, and learn about wonderful compost worms.

The Bat Cave

Time: Monday 13 July Multiple Sessions, 45min starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Cost: $12 / child

Age: Sessions for 4 to 10 years and 10 years and up

Conservation Biologist Chris Grant will lead children on a wondrous adventure through the bat cave. A fun session learning about caves and the creatures who live in them, including bats. Children will be armed with a torch as they explore the bat cave. Be prepared for crawling, discovery, sound effects and lots of fun!

Dragonfly Sculpture: Recreate Rethink Waste Workshop

Time: Tuesday 14 July 9:45 for 10am start - 12noon

Cost: $12 / child

Age: 4 years and up

Creating a beautiful dragonfly to hang and float in the years and up, or zoom around the yard. Utilising recycled materials this threading exercise with embellishments is perfect for little hands to manage whilst improving dexterity and encouraging creativity. Each child will complete and take home their unique sculptural dragonfly ready to play with and enjoy.

Nature Loom Weaving: Recreate Rethink Waste Workshop

Time: Wednesday 15 July 9:45 for 10am start - 12noon

Cost: $12 / child

Age: 3 years and up

Led by artist Emma Shobbrook, children will create a beautiful nature inspired weaving. After making their loom from collected branches and remnant yarn, they will select items from a selection of natural and recycled materials to incorporate into their individual design. This is a great technique that will keep little hands busy and minds engaged for many more hours at home!.

To make a booking, please click here and select your desired class.

For more information on the 'July School Holiday Workshop', please visit

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When: July School Holidays
Where: Mount Pleasant Natural Resource Centre, 132 Melrose St, Mount Pleasant
Cost: From $12
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