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
Browse the calendar and find out about fun nature-based activities. Book online

Upcoming Events at CREEC

Thursday 1 October

Nature’s Calling
9.30 – 11am, ages 3 - 7
Did you hear that? Nature is full of different sounds, from animals to the wind in the trees. Experience the calls of nature as you head out to identify the different sounds and discover why there are so many noises in nature. You will also get to create your very own bush musical instrument to take home.
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
Paddle Pursuit
10.30am - 2.30pm, ages 10 - 15 (drop off activity)
Head out for a paddle along the Canning River in Canadian canoes. Find and collect cryptic clues to solve puzzles and discover what species call the river home. All canoe gear, including PFD's are supplied.
$32pp/$30 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS Tuesday 6 October

Tuesday 6 October

Buzzy Buzzy Aussie Bee
9.30 – 11am, ages 4 - 7
Join us to discover more about our special native Aussie bees. Get the buzz on pollination techniques and the importance of wildflowers. Finish by making your own bee condo to take home.
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
Science Gone Wild
1pm - 3.30pm, ages 8-13 (drop off activity)
Discover a slimy defence, exploding rockets and secret signals. Find out how nature works as you become a scientist with a series of hands on activities and experiments. Be prepared to let loose the mad scientist within!
$18pp/$16 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS

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