Wirrimbirra Sanctuary's Kids Pot and Plant Day

Help the koalas at a school holiday activity at the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary. Photo: file

Help the koalas at a school holiday activity at the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary. Photo: file

Children have the chance to contribute to koalas’ survival these school holidays.

The Wirrimbirra Sanctuary’s Kids Pot and Plant Day has been designed to introduce children to nature throughout an educational day.

Participants will decorate their own plaque to display with the tree they plant on the day. The tree will be from selected species and contribute to the sanctuary’s Koala Program.

They will also help with the renovation of one of the garden beds, while learning the importance of planting trees and keeping nature alive.

The children are encouraged to bring something that represents nature to them, which will be buried in a time capsule.

Everyone will be invited back in 10 years time to open the capsule and see how their trees have grown.

The day includes an opportunity to feed the animals, tour the wildlife sanctuary, lunch in the picnic area and some games.

Everyone will take home their own seed samples to continue the experience and help their own home gardens.

The Kids Pot and Plant Day will be held April 22 from 11.00am to 2.00pm. The day is designed for children aged six-to-13 years.

The cost is $15 each, or $10 per child from one family.

To find out more, call 4684 1112 or email mckenna@steadfoundation.net. You can also visit www.wirrimbirra.com.au.  

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