What’s on these school holidays?

Get out and about these school holidays with loads of nature-based activities (lots of them FREE!) being delivered by local landcare groups across the South West. 

Camp under the stars at Wingedine Nature Reserve, Woodanilling  on September 23 and be a part of the Wagin-Woody Landcare Zone’s 24-hour citizen science event Bio Blitz.   The aim of the game is to identify as many plant and animal species as possible in a limited time frame.  BYO camping equipment and snacks, meals provided. 

In Bunbury or Busselton?  Get along to GeoCatch’s free Possum Night Walk on September 27 and 28 to spot the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum.  You’ll learn why Western Ringtail Possums are special and how to look after them!  

Don’t miss Frogs of Pemberton at Big Brook Dam on 27 September and 4 October.  It’s one of many experiences being promoted as part of the Blooming Wild Festival in the Southern Forests and Valleys from 3 September to 19 November.  Bring a torch and wet weather gear, wear enclosed shoes.  Cost – $10 for adults, $5 for kids. 

Kids who care about the planet will want to get involved in the MK21 UNconference for Kids – One Thousands Actions for the Planet from October 1-3.  From the Festival of Fun on Day One to developing a youth led waste strategy on Day Three this Perth-based conference is perfect for our future environmental leaders. 

Prefer no plans on the school holidays? Check out out some of the South West’s favourite geocache sites and get the kids hunting for hidden treasures using a smart phone or portable GPS device. 

Why not explore some of the region’s many tracks and trails by foot, by bike or by car…  The Munda Biddi, the Bibbulmun Track or the Cape to Cape Track.  Trails WA is a great one-stop resource for locating tracks right across the state.  Before you set off on your next hiking, cycling or driving adventure don’t forget the 7 Leave no Trace principles! 

Check out the SWCC online events calendar for more family-friendly events. 

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