8. Get up close to Nature
What better place to experience the Jumbo Magnifying Glass sounds and smells of nature than Blackbutt RRP $14.95 entropy.com.au Reserve. In addition to the multi award winning wildlife exhibits where visitors can observe the fauna and learn about each species, children can get up close and personal with the wildlife with a daily koala encounter. Learn interesting facts about their behaviour, physiology and habitats by the trained staff and volunteers. Private animal encounters can also be booked where children can get up close to Koalas, Wombats, Diamond Pythons and Blue Tongue Lizards. For more information click HERE.
Goodbyn Lunchbox Green Apple RRP $35.95 ittybittygreenie.com.au
10. Become a Junior Ranger Each school holidays children are invited to join the Junior Ranger program , an environmental education program for children (aged 6-10 years) at Blackbutt Reserve. Children are educated about the environment and wildlife in a naturalistic setting. The programs are based on environmental themes that support Blackbutt Reserveâ€&#x;s mission of preserving the past, protecting the present and ensuring the future. For information click HERE.
9. Learn about Wetlands Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is recognised as a hub of leading practice in wetlands conservation, education, tourism and management. Take a wander around the walking trails either with an experienced guide or take a self-guided ecotour. There is always something happening to learn about the role wetlands play in the environment. Book into a school holiday program or visit on weekdays or weekends when you can have breakfast with the birds, dipnet or canoe on the amazing ironbark creek.
Junior Navigator Compass RRP $9.99 zanui.com.au
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