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Beetle Buddies: Term 3

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until September 28, 2018

At the Centre for Ecological Learning, we know the importance of building a child's connection to nature from a very young age, and so are proud to announce our new partnership with Nature Play Academy to bring you Beetle Buddies: Nature Workshops for 0-6 year olds. Beetle Buddies is family friendly and designed for mixed ages. The children will lead our sessions which are mainly unstructured. Activities offered may include; fire craft, bush cooking, whittling, shelter building, story telling, nature craft…

Young Naturalists Club: Bundageree Creek Walk

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Nature awareness for young people aged between 10 and 15.

The stretch of sandy beaches and rocky promontories between Valla Beach and Urunga Lagoon present not only an opportunity for a delightful coastal walk, but also the chance to engage in beachcombing, birdwatching, rockpool exploration, coastline geomorphology and some observations on projected sea level rise impacts.

Wild Camp – October School Holidays 2018

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Looking for a unique experience for your children these holidays? Understand the important role; play and nature connection plays in your child’s life? Our Wild Camp program is for you!! The holiday program is based on playwork principles and is set entirely outdoors in nature! Children are encouraged to lead their experience and are provided with a variety of play based activities to choose from. Activities offered include: nature connection games, fire craft, whittling, shelter building, nature craft, exploration, primitive…

Air! Learning Bird Language with Andrew Turbill

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Expand your everyday connection to the natural world… Andrew will introduce a range of enhanced observation techniques to bring a deeper capacity for nature awareness, including learning to interpret the secret language of local birds so you can too can track predators such as snakes and hawks as they silently move through the landscape. The story of Gondwana and how our ancient songbirds gave Earth a beautiful singing voice Overview on why different types of birds live and feed in…

Young Naturalists Club: Woolgoolga Creek Walk

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Nature awareness for young people aged between 10 and 15.

Woolgoolga creek is lined with some of the last and finest lowland subtropical rainforest left on the coast. On our walk up the creek to a rather lovely waterfall we'll be looking for some of the most colourful rainforest birds in Australia, including the elusive Rose-crowned Fruit Dove which returns here to nest from overwintering in Papua New Guinea.

Beetle Buddies: Term 4

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

At the Centre for Ecological Learning, we know the importance of building a child's connection to nature from a very young age, and so are proud to announce our new partnership with Nature Play Academy to bring you Beetle Buddies: Nature Workshops for 0-6 year olds. Beetle Buddies is family friendly and designed for mixed ages. The children will lead our sessions which are mainly unstructured. Activities offered may include; fire craft, bush cooking, whittling, shelter building, story telling, nature craft…

CCRSH November Partner Meet-Up

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Connecting communities with science for a sustainable future! Location TBA The Coffs Coast Regional Science Hub (CCRSH) joins other Regional Science Hubs around the country doing great things in connecting communities with science for a sustainable future. Through this Hub, we endeavour to bring together arts, festivals, libraries, cinemas, scientists, councils, venues and work together to bridge the gap between science and society. This strategy is based on a "national framework-local action” approach. Science Hubs provide the grassroots, ground up means of achieving impact…

Young Naturalists Club: November Walk

November 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Nature awareness for young people aged between 10 and 15.

YNC is for anyone aged 10-15. Children interested in joining should have a strong interest in nature, are able to participate in group activities which require quiet observation and concentration, and are independent. Participants should be self-motivated and be willing to mix easily with a smallish group of like-minded students.

Young Naturalists Club: December Walk

December 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Nature awareness for young people aged between 10 and 15.

YNC is for anyone aged 10-15. Children interested in joining should have a strong interest in nature, are able to participate in group activities which require quiet observation and concentration, and are independent. Participants should be self-motivated and be willing to mix easily with a smallish group of like-minded students.

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