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

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. Discover how your school can help to protect frogs by creating a frog friendly hangout.

$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

Creepy Crawlies in the Canning River

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

Djarlgarra Yarning K-Y12

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 Western Australian Curriculum content.

Session times are: 9.30 to 11.30am or 12.00 to 2.00pm.

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
$9 per student | 2 hours | WA Curriculum – Sc, Tech, M, HASS, Lit, CCT, IU, A&TSI, ER, Sust.