Hol­i­day fun nearer to na­ture

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

KIDS of all ages can dis­cover the world of win­ter wet­land dwellers at the

these school

hol­i­days.

The pro­gram, called Nearer to Na­ture, run by the Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife, boasts a host of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages.

Frog for­age, on Satur­day July 11, is for ages six and over, and takes par­tic­i­pants on an evening hunt for some com­mon frogs, walk­ing through some com­mon frog habi­tats as well as iden­ti­fy­ing frog calls.

Another pop­u­lar ac­tiv­ity, Deadly and Dan­ger­ous, is suit­able for ages seven to 12, and will be held on Thurs­day July 9, where chil­dren will get the chance to learn about some dan­ger­ous species.

Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Jill Fran­cis said a cute and fun ac­tiv­ity for younger chil­dren, aged four to seven, called Snug­glegum and Cud­dlenut, is sure to de­light.

The ac­tiv­ity takes kids into the bush to col­lect spe­cial nuts, twigs and leaves to turn into craft, and will take place on Tues­day July 14.

“Ev­ery child in­volved in the ses­sion will make gum­nut ba­bies and a cute bag to take home,” Ms Fran­cis said.

to man­age wa­ter qual­ity, veg­e­ta­tion, fauna and phys­i­cal ac­cess to the fore­shore.

The Town, in part­ner­ship with the Swan River Trust and Ur­bis, has de­vel­oped the plan, which will pro­vide a frame­work for a co-or­di­nated and con­sis­tent ap­proach to man­age­ment of the fore­shore for long-term eco­log­i­cal sus­tain­abil­ity and op­ti­mum ac­cess for the com­mu­nity.

The plan aims to iden­tify and man­age ex­ist­ing and po­ten­tial threats to the fore­shore, nat­u­ral re­sources, cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties and fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties for public use.

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