Perth Hills Discovery Centre’s Nearer to Nature to provide fun school holiday options

Camouflage capers at Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Picture: DBCA
Camouflage capers at Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Picture: DBCA

THE October school holidays are almost here and Nearer to Nature has plenty of activities to get kids out and about exploring nature at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

Nearer to Nature program co-ordinator Jill Francis said from ‘Camouflage capers’ to being a ‘Palaeontologist for a day’ there was something for everyone to enjoy.

“Four to seven-year-old children have the opportunity to learn about how our native animals use camouflage as a survival skill in the popular ‘Camouflage capers’ activity,” she said.

“Children will have the opportunity to play some exciting games and create their very own cool camouflage cape to take home.

“For the older kids, ‘Ramble with a ranger’ is a great chance to learn the tricks of the trade and learn what it takes to run a national park.

“Kids will learn how to use a two-way radio, read a map, navigate using a compass and even learn how fire works when they spend the day with a real life ranger.”

Ms Francis said ‘Palaeontologist for a day’ was another popular activity for the older kids.

“Children will discover facts about the marvellous mega-beasts that once roamed the earth,” she said.

“They will take the fossil trail and use their palaeontologist skills to uncover bones and remnants of a giant marsupial before working in teams to reconstruct a giant creature.”

For more information visit dbca.wa.gov.au/nearertonature.

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