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

Upcoming Events

Thursday 9 January
Sense of Adventure

10am - 11.30am, ages 4-7 years
Expand your senses on this adventure. Use your eyes, ears, touch, smell and taste as your explore the clever ways animals use their senses to survive.
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Wednesday 15 January
Whoo’s Who
10am - 11.30am, ages 7-11 years
Just whose whoo is it anyway? Owls and tawny frogmouths are similar creatures with different features. Meet these feathered friends as you puzzle their differences.
$37pp/$35 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Paddle Pursuit
10.30am-2.30pm, ages 10-14 years
Paddle in pursuit of cryptic clues along the Canning River to solve the puzzle - what species call this river home?
$32pp/$30 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS​

Thursday 23 January
Sticky Fingers and Friends
10am - 11.30am, ages 4-7 years
Why do geckos have sticky fingers? Go on a lizard hunt and met some friendly reptiles as you find the answer to this question and more.
$17pp/$15 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Seize and Capture
1pm - 3.30pm, ages 7–12 years
Seize the opportunity to meet our raptors. Discover clues to identifying these birds of prey on a scavenger hunt. Capture your friends’ interest as you identify a kite, hawk, eagle or harrier in the sky.
$20pp/$18 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Saturday 15 February
Canoodling on the Canning
4pm – 7.30pm, ages 18+
For a special Valentine’s date, bring your partner for a sunset paddle along the Canning River and then have a special encounter with some adorable animals – it will be the best Valentine’s date ever!
$34pp/$32 Discovery Club

Sizzling Summer Holiday Activities
Book online here.

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