School hol­i­day fun

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THE Oc­to­ber school hol­i­days are al­most here and Nearer to Na­ture has plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties to get kids out and about ex­plor­ing na­ture at the Perth Hills Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre.

Nearer to Na­ture pro­gram co- or­di­na­tor Jill Fran­cis said from Cam­ou­flage ca­pers to be­ing a Palaeon­tol­o­gist for a day, there was some­thing for every­one to en­joy.

“Four to seven- year- old chil­dren have the op­por­tu­nity to learn about how our na­tive an­i­mals use cam­ou­flage as a sur­vival skill in the pop­u­lar Cam­ou­flage ca­pers ac­tiv­ity,” she said.

“Chil­dren will have the op­por­tu­nity to play some ex­cit­ing games and cre­ate their very own cool cam­ou­flage cape to take home.

“For the older kids, Ram­ble with a ranger is a great chance to learn the tricks of the trade and learn what it takes to run a na­tional park.

“Kids will learn how to use a two- way ra­dio, read a map, nav­i­gate us­ing a com­pass and even learn how fire works when they spend the day with a real- life ranger.”

Ms Fran­cis said Palaeon­tol­o­gist for a day was an­other pop­u­lar ac­tiv­ity for the older kids.

“Chil­dren will dis­cover facts about the mar­vel­lous mega- beasts that once roamed the earth,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit dbca. wa. gov. aun­ear­erto­na­ture.

Pic­ture: DBCA

Cam­ou­flage ca­pers at Perth Hills Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre.

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