26 September 2023

Kids to go wild on holiday programs

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The ACT Parks and Conservation Service’s school holiday program is ‘Springing to life’ with fun bush-related activities for the Territory’s families to enjoy.

Executive Branch Manager of the Service, Stephen Alegria said the welcome mat would be rolled out for visitors these school holidays until 9 October.

Mr Alegria said the Nature Play School Holiday Program would give kids the chance to learn how to gather clues from animal poos, brew billy tea and damper, forage for bush tucker, explore the world of waterbugs or try their hand (and eyes) at junior birdwatching.

“Each of the activities on offer are designed to teach the community more about our native wildlife and keep the kids entertained during their school holidays,” Mr Alegria said.

“Picnic like a pioneer with billy tea and damper used to be a rite of passage for young Australians so I’m glad it’s back on the program this year,” he said.

“Who knows, perhaps Poos Give Us Clues will be the next rite of passage for young bush detectives!”

Mr Alegria said all activities were free to attend but bookings were essential.

He said that in addition to the exciting holiday program, recent accessibility upgrades at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve were providing improved opportunities for people with disability or mobility concerns to visit and enjoy new areas of the reserve.

The Executive Branch Manager said upgrades at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve included improved walking surfaces in the Sanctuary and Koala viewing area; off track pond viewing points for wheelchair users to watch birds and platypus; improved disabled toilets in the Sanctuary; relayed non-slip decking at the Sanctuary lookout; and new seating for wheelchair users throughout the park.

Further information on the ACT Parks and Conservation Service’s Nature Play School Holiday Program can be accessed at this PS News link.

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