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

Tuesday 6 July
Call of the Frog
Can you hear the frogs calling? Hop on by to discover froggy facts and why these noisy amphibians make such a racket!
9.30am – 11am, ages 3 - 7.
$12 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $14 non-members.
Swamp Dwellers
Discover tiny critters of the swamp as you learn identification techniques and the science behind a healthy swamp.
12.30pm – 3pm, ages 8 - 13.
$16 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $18 non-members.
Saturday 10 July
Frog Forage
The search is on, so hop along to join this fun adventure! Pop on your gum boots and forage for frogs. Learn how to attract frogs into your garden with ideas on creating the perfect frog pond. Our ‘froggie’ guide will show you how to tune into and identify frog calls and then go on the hunt to see what species you can find.  
5.30pm - 7.30pm, ages 6+.
$4 children, $6 adults, $15 family, Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club).
$6 children, $8 adults, $17 family non-members.
Thursday 15 July
Muddy Day Out!
Join us as we splash through puddles and scramble through mud! Discover why this messy madness plays an important role in the environment.
9.30am - 11am, ages 3-7.
$12 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $14 non-members.
Deadly and Dangerous
WA is filled with many deadly and dangerous critters, are you brave enough to discover what they are?
12.30pm - 3.30pm, ages 7-12.
$24 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $26 non-members.

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