The Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC), in partnership with Nearer to Nature, offers a number of programs for Kindy to Year 12 which allow students to learn about the local environment in interactive ways. Natural and built environments co-exist to provide a unique outdoor classroom for students.

CREEC programs support the implementation of the Western Australian curriculum in:

  • HASS;
  • STEM;
  • Literacy, critical, creative thinking and intercultural understanding; and
  • Sustainability and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Programs may take one of three formats:

Core program

Guided core programs are between 90 to 120 minutes in duration and are facilitated by a qualified Environmental Education Officer. Core programs are available for booking throughout the school year.

Self-guided trails

Self-guided trails are tailored for different year levels and usually take school groups approximately 50 to 60 minutes to complete. School staff are responsible for the coordination of these trails and the supervision of students. Equipment is available for loan for these activities such as class sets of binoculars, clipboards and pencils. Teachers must book self -guided programs in order to reserve equipment.

Special events

Special events refer to a guided program of events facilitated by a qualified Environmental Education Officer. Special events take place on specified dates.

Come and explore this wonderful wetland environment with us! For all program details, view the Nearer to Nature Schools CREEC 2019 - Year K to 12 Brochure.