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

Thursday 30 September
Life Underwater
There are many water creatures who have special features to help them breathe underwater. Discover them with hands on experiments to learn different breathing techniques used by these animals.
9.30 – 11am, ages 4 – 8
$12 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $14 Non-Members
Paddle Pursuit
Paddle along the Canning River to collect clues and discover the special animals who call this ecosystem home.
10am - 2pm, ages 10 – 14
$30 Discovery Club Members (and Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $32 Non-Members

Tuesday 5 October
Plant Detectives
Our bushlands are filled with a range of beautiful, fascinating plants. Come on a journey and collect clues to identify plants and discover how they are used by animals.
9.30 – 11am, ages 4 – 8
$5 Discovery Club Members (& Canning Cockatoo Kids Club), $7 Non-Members

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