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

Wednesday 15 July

Squelching through Swampland
9.30 - 11am, ages 4 – 7 years
Delve into the world of our swamp-land dwellers, they are unique with their extra special propellers. From boatmen to frogs and backswimmers galore you’ll find species aplenty on the cool swampy floor. Squelch through our swamps, play the turtle game, make some watery craft, you’ll be glad you came.  
$14pp/$12 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

Swamp Dwellers
1 - 3.30pm, ages 8 - 12 years
Become a scientist as you search for fascinating swamp dwellers. Using a scoop net and inspection trays, identify tiny aquatic macroinvertebrates and determine what creates a suitable habitat. Then have a close-up examination with I-scopes to create a scientific drawing of your critter.  
$18pp/$16 Discovery Club & Canning Cockatoo KIDS

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