The Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) provides hands-on 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 can really be appreciated when seen with iScopes. Students also consider the importance of caring for our river system and what they can do to help.

$8 per student |1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Science, HASS, Priorities - Sust

Pobblebonk swamp

Frog features, lifecycles and habitats

Join us down at Pobblebonk Swamp to meet our local frogs. Learn about frog features, lifecycles and habitats. There are 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.

$8 per student | 1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Science, HASS, Priorities - Sust

Bush detective

Investigating local animals and places

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

$8 per student | 1.5 hours | WA Curriculum – Science, HASS, Priorities - Sust

Djarlgarra Yarning Years K-12

Canning River Stories

The Noongar 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 Noongar 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 2024 dates for the programs are:

  • Term 1, Week 9: 25, 26, and 27 March
  • Term 2, Week 6: 20, 21 and 23 May
  • Term 3, Week 7: 26, 27 and 28 August
  • Term 4, Week 4: 28, 29 and 30 October
  • Session times are 9.30am to 11.30am, or midday to 2pm
$11 per student | 2 hours | WA Curriculum – Science, HASS, Priorities - Sust, A & TSI

For further information or bookings visit the Nearer to Nature schools page, email or call 9295 2244.‚Äč
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