Explore Program

Explore program - July 2016

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Date Time Place Activity

Every Saturday
in July

2:30 pm -
3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Eucalypt Forest car park

Koalas in the Canopy

Meet a Ranger and learn about these fascinating marsupials. Take a stroll around the Eucalypt Forest and try and spot a Koala yourself.

Cost: included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday and Sunday
in July

10 am - 3 pm

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 Sunday
in July

3 pm -
3:45 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
The Sanctuary main entrance

Platypus Pursuits

Come platypus spotting in the Sanctuary and learn more about these amazing animals with a Tidbinbilla Ranger.

Cost: included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday
in July

10 am -
11 am

National Arboretum Canberra
Meet at the Village Centre information desk

Warm Trees: Forest Walk

Put on your boots and follow your guide for an informative walk to the Sugar Maple forest where you will see the largest knitted maple leaf in the world.

Cost: Free
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Every day
in July

1:30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary
Meet at the pond 4 boardwalk

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

1 July

5 pm -
7.15 pm

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Mulligans Night Walks

A night tour at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a unique experience to step back in time and experience the Australian bush as it was 100 years ago. We will walk deep into the Sanctuary, inside the predator-proof fence, where native animals such as bettongs are thriving in the absence of foxes and feral cats. Ages: From 12 years upwards.

Cost: $49.50
Bookings essential: http://bettongs.org/visit-us/night-tours/.

Wednesday 6, Friday 8 and Monday 11 July

10 am - 2 pm

National Arboretum Canberra
Meet at the Village Centre information desk

Winter School Holiday Program
Kite Making - Drop in activity

There is no better place to fly a kite in Canberra! Come up these holidays to make and fly your own kite. No need to book, just drop in. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Cost: $10 per kite
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484.

Thursday 7 and
Tuesday 12 July

11 am -
12.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Greens picnic area

Billy Tea and Damper

Enjoy a traditional Aussie bush experience. Cook damper on an open fire and wash it down with real billy tea.

Cost: $5 per child plus entry to the Reserve
Bookings essential: 6205 1233

Tuesday 12,
Wednesday 13,
Thursday 14 and
Friday 15 July

10:30 am - 12 noon

National Arboretum Canberra
Meet at the Cork Oak Forest car park

Winter School Holiday Program
'Stories in the Forest'

Join us for a story quest through the cork oak forest to find winter. Make a fairy mushroom to take home with you. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

Cost: $10 per child, accompanying adult free
Bookings essential: 6207 8484

17 July

10 am -
12 noon

Jerrabomberra Wetlands
2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Young Rangers Club - Jerrabomberra Wetlands

The Young Rangers Club is a new initiative aimed at young nature enthusiasts between the ages of 8 and 15 who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the natural environment. The club gets together on the third Sunday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm to explore a variety of nature-based topics with local experts. Kids are welcome to come along and give it a try before signing up.

Cost: An annual membership fee of $55 includes attendance to all monthly activities and a welcome pack.
Enquiries: Michael Maconachie on 0428 113 533 or michael.maconachie@act.gov.au

22 July

6 pm -
7:30 pm

Googong Foreshores
Meet at the yellow locked gate at the Southern End of Googong London Bridge Road off Burra Road

Wombat Spotlight Walk at Googong Foreshores

Join the evening ranger guided walk searching for nature’s hairy bulldozer, the wombat. Watch them roaming around the lower banks of Burra Creek foraging for food and ducking in and out of their burrows. Bring a torch and wear sturdy walking shoes (for dirt roads) and warm clothing. Suitable of children over 8 years old.

Cost: free. Numbers limited to 15
Bookings essential: 6207 2779

24 July

2 pm - 4 pm Mount Majura Nature Reserve
entrance Mackenzie Street car park, near Grayson Street, Hackett

Trees of Mount Majura - expert guided walk

Enjoy a medium grade informative walk on the Mount Majura Casuarina Trail and up to the snow gums with local ecologist Michael Doherty. Learn how to identify local woodland and forest trees, see where they occur and hear how they survive fire and drought.
Wear sturdy lace-up shoes and bring water. Presented by Friends of Mount Majura ParkCare group.

Cost: Gold coin donation for a tree guide.
No bookings required. Enquiries: http://majura.org or 0408 429 214

For further information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or visit www.tams.act.gov.au or www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au or www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au
Explore activities are delivered by TAMS staff and volunteers from ParkCare and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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