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 n2n@dbca.wa.gov.au
Browse the calendar and find out about fun nature-based activities. Book online

Upcoming Events at CREEC

Thursday 7 January
Slime Busters

9.30am - 11am, ages 4 - 7
Slippery, sticky slime! Some creatures need this gooey mess to help them move or even as a defence against predators. Get messy with us as you delve into the world of slimy critters.
$16pp/$14 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
 
Great Canoe Challenge
8.30am - 1.30pm, ages 12 - 16
Learn the basics of canoeing so you can compete in on-water challenges while paddling down the beautiful Canning River.
$36pp/$34 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
 
Saturday 9 January
Sunset Paddle
4.30pm - 7.30pm, ages 7+
Enjoy a family paddle as you appreciate the beautiful Canning River at sunset.
$26ch & $30ad /$24ch & $28ad Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Thursday 14 January
Wading Waterbirds
9.30am - 11am, ages 4 - 7
Ducks, herons, spoonbills and swamphens are all incredible waterbirds. Their beaks, legs and even feet can tell us a lot about how they live. Discover how their features help them survive as you head out on a waterbird scavenger hunt along the river.
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
 
Paddle Pursuit
9.00am - 1pm, ages 10 - 14
Paddle along the Canning River collect the clues and discover the special animals who call this ecosystem home.
$32pp/$30 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
 
Tuesday 19 January
Koolingar Dreaming
9.30am - 11am, ages 4 - 7
Join in on traditional Noongar activities, receive ceremonial face paint and journey through stories of the Dreamtime.
$16pp/$14 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS
 
Koolingar Kaatajin
1.00pm - 3pm, ages 7 - 12
Trail through the six seasons, discover incredible facts about special artefacts and journey through the Dreamtime.
$18pp/$16 Discovery Club and Canning Cockatoo KIDS

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