Park and play

Camouflage Capers will be part of the school holiday activities at Yanchep National Park.
Camouflage Capers will be part of the school holiday activities at Yanchep National Park.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife will host a range of fun Nearer to Nature activities this month for children at the park.

Marketing co-ordinator Jennifer Green said the Camouflage Capers activity would allow participants to gain an insight into how animals camouflage themselves as a survival technique.

�In this activity, kids will learn some fascinating facts about camouflage and they can make their own camouflage cape to take home,� she said.

�Camouflage Capers will be held on the morning of Thursday, April 16, and it is suitable for children aged between four and seven.�

Ms Green said children aged seven to 12 could see evidence of tiny animals that have been trapped in limestone at the Funky Fossils session in the afternoon of April 16.

Yanchep National Park guide Inga Price said Adventure Caving, to be held on April 10, was another popular school holiday activity that filled up quickly. �Kids can enjoy the magnificent world of the underground as they crawl and explore their way through an amazing world in one of the park�s caves,� she said.

�They will also discover large chambers filled with stunning natural decorations such as stalactites, stalagmites and columns as they make their way through the cave by torchlight.�

There will also be Nearer to Nature coastal activities at Trigg Beach from April 8 to 13 and activities at Star Swamp Bushland Reserve in North Beach on April 17.

Program co-ordinator Jill Francis said seven to 12-year-olds would explore the rock pools at Trigg to learn about creatures living in the intertidal zone.

To register, call 9295 2244.