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Nocturnal Creatures of the Night Hike – Carmel Walk Trail

Nocturnal Creatures of the Night Hike – Carmel Walk Trail

December 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Francais Road, Francais Rd, Carmel WA 6076, Australia

As we prepare each night to go to sleep, there is a whole other world just starting to wake up. A Nocturnal Creatures of the Night Hike gives you the chance to explore this other world like a foreign land.

Experiencing nature at night can be fun and exciting. At night, the world is full of sounds and smells much different than the daytime. As we walk through the night and are met with unfamiliar noises, our imaginations go a little wild, often drawing out our fears, but if we allow ourselves to be present in the moment and witness the marvel of the nocturnal world we often miss at night, we truly see that in darkness there is also beauty.

A family friendly night hike on a 2.5km trail exploring the nocturnal creatures that awaken in the night within Korung National Park. We invite you to grab a flashlight, join our guides and let’s head out into the dark woods to see what we can find! Suitable for ages 4+.

Meet at end of Francais Rd, Pickering brook (park near Weemala Orchard)

Please be ready 5mins prior to start time.

$15pp or $50 family of four – (max 16) 7.00pm start

Includes: Guided 1 1/2 hr Nocturnal Hike followed by Tea/Coffee/Light Supper

You must book to secure your place.
https://www.downunderdiscoveries.com/nature-immersion/#nocturnalcreaturesofthenighthikes

Nature Detectives School Holiday Program

Nature Detectives School Holiday Program

December 20 & 22, 2017
Cambridge Scout Hall, 136 Alderbury St, Floreat WA 6014, Australia

Kids Nature Club Nature Detectives School Holiday Program is all about exploring the outdoors!

The activities for our half day program are:
-Guided Nature Walk/ scavenger hunt
-Frog forage
-Meet ‘n’ Greet with our stick and leaf insects
-Outdoor games & cubby building
-Create your own Christmas ornament
-Ropes Park Play

Ages 4-10
Sessions @ 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Drop & leave program
$40 per session

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=333445

Glow Stick Night Walk

Glow Stick Night Walk

December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lake Gwelup Reserve, 46 Huntriss Road, Gwelup WA 6018, Australia

Join us for a night walk, see and hear nature come to life.
Bring a sense of adventure and a torch if you have one.
Please no pets.

Reusable Glow stick torches provided free of charge for kids to use on the night.
Best suited for kids 4yrs +
https://www.trybooking.com/Event/EventListingURL.aspx?aid=39549

Junior Wildlife Guardians

Junior Wildlife Guardians

December 18 & 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, 322 Mills Rd E, Martin WA 6110, Australia

Junior Wildlife Guardians is a short 2 hour program focusing on nature connection through Australian Native Wildlife, providing 4 – 12 year olds an opportunity to meet and interact with black cockatoos, dingoes, kangaroos and emus. These events are run mostly outdoors around our education building in direct proximity to the interactive black cockatoo aviary where children and parents can talk to the attention loving birds. Through animal tours and activities children can learn about Australian Wildlife, conservation and get involved in our work by making animal enrichment toys and native plantings.

The session cost is $20 per child with parent/guardians attending free. Bookings essential.
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=333706

Wedge-tailed Eagles – their story, as told by Simon Cherriman

Wedge-tailed Eagles – their story, as told by Simon Cherriman

December 8, 2017 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia

Join us for our sparkling, fun and informative Christmas event.

Firstly, we have an amazing and very popular guest speaker: Simon Cherriman
Topic: Where Do Wedgies Dare?
The Wedge-tailed Eagle, or Wailitj in the Aboriginal Noongar language, is the largest bird of prey in Australia and one of the largest and most beautiful eagles in the world. Simon is currently conducting a WA-first project using satellite-trackers to research the movements and survival of juvenile Wedge-tailed eagles. Currently there is only limited knowledge of the movements and survival of juvenile Wedge-tails, but, we do know that many birds are killed by vehicles, and more recently, the threat of drones is encroaching on their habitat. If we leave it ’til they’re endangered, it could be too late. Top-order or apex predators like eagles are vital for keeping the ecosystems that other wildlife live in healthy. They control pest animals such as feral cats, feral pigs and rabbits, pick off sick and injured animals and encourage a high level of fitness in populations of native animals, and reduce disease risk by eating carrion. It is so important that we understand and look after them!

In 2013 Simon satellite-tagged two adult Wedge-tailed eagles in arid Western Australia to learn more about their movements, and the effectiveness of using GPS/Satellite tracking to study aspects of their life history such as home range and juvenile dispersal. This pilot study led to a PhD project at Murdoch University which began in July 2016. Simon will share his incredible knowledge on Wedge-tailed eagles.

Come along for an evening of stories of ‘eagle tracking’ and learn more about “Where Wedgies Dare!”.

Secondly:
We now have monthly nature competitions for children. When a child (under 16) comes along to a meeting they are invited to bring a drawing, craft work, story, study or video on the topic to the next meeting. Small prizes are given each month, but now at our Christmas event children are invited to bring back all their entries and all items will be displayed and a grand prize given.

Thirdly:
Time to be jolly with our Christmas quiz and yummy Christmas food and refreshments.

Fourthly:
Rumour has it we have a visit by Eric McCrum, no it’s not … it’s Father Christmas. What will happen? You will have to be there to see this spectacular event! Could be more prizes and gifts are given away than normal.

Please come early at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start as it will be a popular night and we start promptly. We are open from 7pm. We finish at 9.30pm.

We invite a donation of $3 per person for adult members and $0 for child members, and $5 per adult visitor and $1 per visiting child. Includes tea and coffee and home-made cake and biscuits!

Bookings not required. Come early to get a seat at the front though as this will be a popular night.
http://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/

An afternoon at the Gould League

An afternoon at the Gould League

December 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Selby Street, Churchlands, Western Australia

Kids Nature Club will be down at the WA Gould Leagues Enviromental Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 1.30pm-2.30pm. Entry is a gold coin donation. No tickets required.

Explore inside the Centre and along the boardwalk, go ponding for water bugs and tadpoles and join us on the bird walk.