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Nature Adventures in Banyule

Mon 2 October, 2017

Calling all urban-dwellers – join us to explore Banyule’s natural play spaces and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of playing in nature. Our series of free Banyule Nature Play Days will help families ‘connect with nature’ in simple and fun ways, and learn more about sustainability in our bushland areas.

Chelsworth Park Play Space Launch and “Hollows for Habitat” nesting box building workshop
Saturday 7 October 2017
12pm – 2pm

Banyule will be launching the opening of the nature based Chelsworth Park Play space with a range of all ages nature play activities. This will include a “Hollows for Habitat” nesting box building activity. All ages welcome.

Where: Wilson Reserve Ivanhoe (Melway 31 G10) Enter at the end of Irvine Road

Exploring nature play in the Rosanna Parklands
Friday 27 October 2017
10am – 12pm

Calling all grandparents, grandchildren under 6 years and families – join us in the Rosanna Parklands for a fun celebration of Children’s  Week and Seniors Month. The parklands includes the Davies Street wetlands, a sanctuary for frogs, birds and reptiles. Join us to explore wetlands and learn more about our natural world and how to protect it. Wear your all weather clothing and be part of nature play activities and story time with the Rosanna Library. Light refreshments provided.

Where: Meeting place is the open  space adjacent Crampton Crescent (off Finlayson Street), Rosanna

Let’s get kids back to nature in Yandell Reserve
Sunday 29 October 2017
10am – 12pm

Bring the family along for a free and fun nature play day in the Andrew Yandell Habitat Reserve. Reconnect with nature,  tie knots, make shelters, weave and create using natural materials. Suitable for all ages.

Where: Andrew Yandell Habitat Reserve, Community Drive, Greensborough

Kalparrin Gardens Nature Play
Sunday 11 February 2018
10am – 12pm

Sustainability is a key to protecting our urban natural environments. Join us to learn more about Council’s award winning Kalparrin Gardens water conservation and quality improvement system. Discover the local water bugs and work with an indigenous  artist to create ochre and bark finger paintings. Suitable for all ages.

Discover the Banyule Flats Reserve
Friday 13 April 2018
4pm – 6pm

Come and join in a range of nature play activities on the picturesque Banyule Flats Creek. Activities include a nature walk, painting, water bug investigation and a “stick pick up”. Activities are for children under 12 years,  and their parents. Free BBQ provided.

Bookings are required visit www.trybooking.com and use the event title to make a booking. For further information contact sherryn.prinzi@banyule.vic.gov.au