Explore Program

July 2015

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday

in July

10am – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Sanctuary

Explore the Sanctuary

Come and meet a volunteer interpreter who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day

in July

1.30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Meet at Pond 4 in the Sanctuary at 1:30pm

Pelican feed

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday 12 July

12pm - 2pm

Googong Foreshores

Southern entrance to Googong,London Bridge Road (off Burra road)

London Bridge woolshed open day

Explore the London Bridge woolshed with its authentic wool press and Lister engine. Bring a picnic or go for a walk while you are there. The woolshed is next to the London Bridge car park.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 2779

July school holiday program

Wednesday

15 July

11am – 12.30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Greens picnic and barbecue area

Billy tea and damper

Enjoy a traditional Aussie bush experience. Cook damper on an open fire and wash it down with billy tea. Bring your own bowl and spoon for mixing.

Cost: $5 per person plus entry fee to the reserve

Bookings essential: 6205 1233

July School Holiday Program

Sunday

19 July

11am – 12pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Visitor Information Centre

Boomerang throwing

Join our Aboriginal rangers for this fun activity. See a demonstration of some of the many types of boomerangs and throw one to see if it comes back.

Cost: $5 per person

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in July

3.30pm – 4pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Visitor Information Centre

Corroboree frogs

Hear the story of the critically endangered corroboree frog and the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla that is helping to save this iconic species from extinction.

Cost: Free (does not include entry to the reserve)

No bookings required. Enquiries: 62051233

Every Saturday in July

2.30pm – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park at 2:30 pm

Koalas in the canopy

Enjoy a talk and walk with a ranger in the Eucalypt Forest enclosure. Search for koalas and other forest inhabitants.

Cost: Included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in July

3pm – 3.45pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance at 3 pm

Platypus pursuits

Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla's wetlands in search of the elusive platypus. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Bring binoculars.

Cost: Included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

July school holiday Program

Weekends only

4 and 5,

11 and 12 July

10am - 2pm

National Arboretum Canberra,

Village Centre

Drop in knitting - school holiday program

Drop in and join the Friends of the Arboretum to knit scarves for decorating groves of trees. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free

No bookings required. Enquiries- 6207 8484

July school holiday Program

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July

1:30pm - 3pm

National Arboretum Canberra,

Village Centre

Hidden colours in nature - school holiday program

This creative art program will challenge children to see colour in nature. Children will create their own artwork of flowers using pastels. Bring an art smock. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12.

Cost- $20

Bookings essential: Enquiries- 6207 8484

July school holiday program

Daily from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July

10:30am - 12pm

National Arboretum Canberra,

Village Centre

Walking with Wollemis - school holiday program

Rug up for a guided walk through the Wollemi pines and discover the fascinating story behind these ancient survivors that have been growing on earth since the time of the dinosaurs. Explore the petrified wood and make your very own botanical fossil to take home. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8.

Cost $15

Bookings essential: Enquiries- 62078484

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