Booragoon Occasional Early Education opens wetlands area for kids

Sustainability officer Danielle Carter with Emmie Pappin, Conan Pearse and Luisa Platel. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Sustainability officer Danielle Carter with Emmie Pappin, Conan Pearse and Luisa Platel. Picture: Jon Hewson.

BOORAGOON Occasional Early Education has opened its wetlands after four years of construction.

The wetlands is a natural play environment that gives children an opportunity to explore their natural surroundings.

It includes a frog pond, vegetation, various textures for children to walk on and a chatting circle.

Director Rochelle Keogh said the idea of the wetlands area was to extend the outdoor environment, giving children more experiences with nature.

“The wetlands project has been a four-year project with conception coming from educators who wanted to extend on the already existing natural environment,” she said.

“The children were involved in the initial plans and idea stage.

“The area has been built with donations and support from local community organisations and centre families. Bunnings Melville and the Commonwealth Bank have been great supporters.

“Sustainability educator Danielle Carter has been given dedicated time fortnightly to work on the project.”

The wetlands will officially open on October 29 at 4pm.