Critters will soon be crawling into Mandurah Forum shopping centre

Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Smith with
Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Smith with "Gumnut" and Talia Harris. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d493354

THE critters are crawling into Mandurah Forum in July.

In a WA first, an exciting end educational experience will encourage awareness of the environment and WA’s unique flora and fauna.

The Critters Conservation Centre will be a new, long-term addition to the shopping centre and is the brain child of Critters Up Close founder and local wildlife warrior Michael Smith, whose passion is to inspire future generations to preserve the environment for native animals to thrive.

The events and programs at the centre will cater for children and young adults, enabling parents to shop, dine or run errands while their aspiring critter conservationists join in hands-on educational experiences under the guidance and supervision of environmental education professionals.

Michael Smith is a Meadow Springs resident who left his Army career to pursue his passion for native wildlife conservation.

He established Critters Up Close to provide educational experiences that inspired people to respect and protect the natural environment.

“The Critters Conservation Centre at Mandurah Forum is an amazing opportunity for our environmental education mission to reach so many more people,” he said.

“We are creating an exciting and convenient opportunity for parents to have their kids participate in a number of engaging and informative programs- not only during school holidays but all year around.”