Wildlife encounters to entertain the kids this Easter
  • Wednesday 16 March 2016
Owl at Botanic Gardens

Looking for something fun, informative and a little bit different to keep the kids entertained, engaged and away from chocolate Easter eggs over the two-week school holiday period? 

For a diverse range of creative and educational children’s activities, check out the Wildlife Encounters Workshop Program at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Garden, Tanawha and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny.

Bookings for the holiday workshops are now open online at council’s Community Hub website at www.community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/events and spaces are limited.

Coordinator Natural Areas Management Peter Nagel said the Easter Wildlife Encounters Program encompassed an amazing array of events for children to explore and connect with nature.

“Due to popular demand, favourites such as the Geckoes Bush Detectives workshop as well as Wildlife Art and Music Mayhem are making a welcome return,” Mr Nagel said. 

“We’ve also added some new workshop additions to the program.”

The new workshops include:

  • Flutterfest, making wind chimes inspired by the moths and butterflies living around Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden;
  • Shopping Bag What, creating native animals using discarded shopping bags; and
  • Wildlife Art, exploring the Mary Cairncross flying fox roost and then creating flying fox illustrations.

The children will also enjoy discovering the Art reflecting the environment: children’s printmaking exhibition on at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Garden until April 10 between 10am to 2pm daily.  

The creative and colourful exhibition showcases printmaking artworks designed by children with the theme of flora and fauna of the Garden in celebration of the Print Council of Australia’s 50th birthday.

Please note that a registration fee of $7.50 per child is payable at the time of booking. Some workshops may have an additional cost for materials which will also be charged at the time of booking.