The Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) incorporates imaginative programs for early childhood students to investigate their natural surroundings.

Creepy crawlies in the Canning

Exploring life underwater

Investigate what lives in the Canning River without even getting wet! Students access the riverbank to sample river life. The fascinating features of aquatic invertebrates are viewed using our ‘larger than life’ projector. Students also consider the importance of caring for our river system and what they can do to help.

$7 per student |1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Sc, HASS, CCT, ER, Sust. EYLF – Outcomes 2 & 4

Pobblebonk swamp

Frog features, lifecycles and habitats

Join us down at Pobblebonk Swamp to meet our local frogs. Learn about frogs that sound like motorbikes and frogs that do not develop from tadpoles – astonishing! Discover how your school can help protect frogs by creating a frog friendly hangout at your school.

$7 per student | 1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Sc, HASS, Tech, CCT, ER, Sust. EYLF – Outcomes 2 & 4

Bush detective

Investigating local animals and places

Many of our native animals are very secretive and can be difficult to find! Students use puzzles and examples of animal evidence such as skulls, feathers and nests to investigate what lives in and around the Canning River Regional Park. Students apply their detective skills on a nature walk and record their observations by making a model of their own to take home.

$7 per student | 1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Sc, HASS, ER, Sust. EYLF – Outcomes 2 & 4

Djarlgarra Yarning Years K-12

Canning River Stories

The Nyoongar people’s strong connection with the wetlands and rivers that flow across the Swan Coastal Plain forms the basis for much of their culture, spirituality, and identity. Hear from an experienced Nyoongar educator who demonstrates first-hand how the resources provided by the land and river were traditionally used and how the seasons dictated their availability and sustainable use. Students participate in a range of hands-on activities suited to age level. *This program is adapted to each year level based on WA Curriculum content.

The dates for the programs are:

  • Term 1, Week 10: 8, 9 and 10 April
  • Term 2, Week 5: 27, 28 and 29 May
  • Term 3, Week 6: 26, 27 and 28 August
  • Term 4, Week 4: 4, 5 and 6 November
  • Session times are: 9.30 to 11.30am or 12.00 to 2.00pm
$9 per student | 2 hours | WA Curriculum – Sc, Tech, M, HASS, Lit, CCT, IU, A&TSI, ER, Sust.

For further information or bookings please contact Nearer to Nature on n2n@dbca.wa.gov.au or call 9295 6149 or 9295 2244.‚Äč
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