Mandurah: mum tries to solve school holiday boredom with Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal


Stacey Harrison with daughters Charlotte and Emma Ward and Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal.
Stacey Harrison with daughters Charlotte and Emma Ward and Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal.

THE school holidays are almost here and the kids will soon be moaning they are bored.

Local mum Stacey Harrison has attempted to solve that problem with the publication of the Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal, a free journal for six to 12 year olds.

Ms Harrison wanted youngsters to be able get out into nature and learn about conservation rather than be glued to the TV and iPads.

The journal, the second revised edition by the Mandurah Environmental and Heritage Group, is funded by the City of Mandurah with 3000 copies printed.

Funding is already available for next year.

Ms Harrison said there were many places where children could go for free.

The journal lists loads of eco fun things to do, including 11 outdoor adventures, bird watching sites, a beachcomber ramble, dolphin spotting logs, a night stalk, camping adventure and a bush tucker walk.

Mandurah Visitors Centre and Mandurah Community Museum have pamphlets and brochures to help and free apps are suggested for use on smart phones when out exploring.

A hand held GPS can be borrowed from the visitors centre for the geocaching adventure.

Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal is available from Mandurah Visitors Centre and Mandurah Community Museum.