School holiday activities help Perth kids get Nearer to Nature


Nearer to Nature education officer Hannah Napier with Aidan Mills (9) and Stella Hicks (7) at Trigg Beach as part of the Nearer to Nature program. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Nearer to Nature education officer Hannah Napier with Aidan Mills (9) and Stella Hicks (7) at Trigg Beach as part of the Nearer to Nature program. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

CHILDREN have been immersing themselves in the outdoors these holidays as part of the Nearer to Nature program – and the best is yet to come.

The Nearer to Nature summer holiday program started on Monday at Trigg Beach with ‘It’s a shell life’ and ‘Intertidal investigators’ activities.

This Friday there will be an ‘enchanted marine environment’ activity for three to six-year-olds at the beach from 10am to 11.30am followed by ‘Cool coastal creations’ for seven to 12-year-olds from 1pm to 3pm.

Tomorrow, activities at Star Swamp Bushland Reserve in North Beach will include ‘Buzzy buzzy Aussie bee’ for five to eight-year-olds from 10am to 11.30am and an ‘Eco treasure hunt’ for eight to 13-year-olds from 1pm to 3.30pm.

Ella Payne (11) at Trigg Beach as part of the Nearer to Nature program. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

There will also be a ‘Meander through marineland’ activity for four to seven-year-olds at Trigg Beach on January 17 from 10am to 11.30am, then ‘Eco challenges’ for seven to 12-year-olds from 1pm to 3pm.

On January 22, the Trigg program will include ‘Wild about whales’ for five to eight-year-olds from 10am to 11.30am and ‘Fossils and formations’ for seven to 12-year-olds from 1pm to 3pm.

Other activities are planned at Yanchep National Park, Canning River Eco Education Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Point Walter Reserve and Royal Perth Yacht Club.

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