Get your children out into our beautiful environment these school holidays.

Nearer to Nature's school holiday programs at the Canning River Eco Education Centre provide unique, enjoyable activities that help children discover intriguing natural areas.

During the school holidays, fun, hands-on activities bring kids of all ages up close and personal with the natural environment.

Nearer to Nature’s overall aim is to increase the community’s environmental awareness, knowledge and skills, including the related heritage of Indigenous and European cultures.

For all bookings for Nearer to Nature programs, please contact Nearer to Nature on 9295 2244 or

For more information and to book online, please view the link below:

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July Holiday Programs

Squelching Through Swampland

Tuesday 9 July
10 - 11.30am, ages 4 – 7 years
Delve into the world of our swamp-land dwellers, they are unique with their extra special propellers. Squelch through our swamps, play the turtle game, make some watery craft, you’ll be glad you came.
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS
Swamp Dwellers
Tuesday 9 July
1 – 3.30pm, ages 8 – 12 years
Become a scientist as you search for fascinating swamp dwellers. Then have a close-up examination to create a scientific drawing of your critter.
$16pp/$14 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS
Animal Trails
Thursday 18 July
10 - 11.30am, ages 4 – 7 years
Come join us on a hunt to look for signs of animal trails. Bring out your inner mini detective, collet the clues and discover what animals are hiding in the environment.
$17pp/$15 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS
Seize and Capture
Thursday 18 July
1 – 3pm, ages 7 – 12 years
Head out on a scavenger hunt and collect clues to discover the differences between common Perth raptors. Then have a meet and greet with theses majestic birds.
$18pp/$16 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS