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    Nature Playgroup Winter Sessions 2024 @ CERES, Brunswick East


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    Event description

    Designed for children 2-5 years old accompanied by a guardian. Older siblings are welcome to come along too!


    Join us for our special series of Nature Play Winter Sessions!

    Come along to CERES Environment Park in Brunswick East where our experienced early years outdoor educator will guide you to discover our local, abundant ecology through nature play.


    Day 1 - Fabulous Fungus 🍄
    Mon 8th July 10am - 12pm

    Look for different kinds of fungi along the Merri Creek and across the CERES site. We'll also do some fabulous fungi arts and crafts!

    Day 2 - Wombats 🐾

    Tues 9th July 10am - 12pm

    Wonderful Wombats! Welcome to Wombat Day where we will celebrate the Wurundjeri season Warin (meaning Wombat). Together we will explore all things wombat through story, dramatic play, and clay!

    Day 3 - Nature Crafts!🌻
    Wed 10th July 10am - 12pm

    Connect with Country and create art from natural elements! Face painting, craft and more!

    Day 4 - Grow Your Own Garden 🌱
    Thurs 11th July 10am - 12pm

    Learn how plants grow and why they're important for us and the animals around us. We'll explore some different plants and plant a seed we can take home!

    Day 5 - Cubbies & Wildlife Shelters 🪺
    Fri 12th July 10am - 12pm

    Bush play! Learn about local wildlife and their shelters, and get creative outdoors building cubbies!

    "Being outdoors in nature offers unplanned, unknown, unpredictable encounters; these are significant provocations for learning." (Adapted from Waters, 2012)


    Dates:

    Mon 8th July 10am - 12pm (Fabulous Fungus)

    Tues 9th July 10am - 12pm (Wombats)

    Wed 10th July 10am - 12pm (Nature Crafts!)

    Thurs 11th July 10am - 12pm (Grow Your Own Garden)

    Fri 12th July 10am - 12pm (Cubbies & Wildlife Shelters)

     
    Cost:

    $25 per child, per session

    Testimonials:

    " Really fantastic ... the kids are still raving about it! They learned so much in the happy, relaxed and fun atmosphere - created by their amazing teacher :)"

    "Loved the experience. Very relaxed. Great to get the children outdoors exploring. Can't wait for the next one." 

    "We had a wonderful term, a great mix of unstructured and structured play! Fantastic educator"


    What you'll learn:

    Nature-play and curiosity are at the heart of this program. Our thoughtfully designed learning experience will connect your children with nature, allow them to explore independently, discover the wonders of our natural world and participate in caring for our environment and people.

    What to bring:

    Children should bring a hat, water bottle, and a snack. Consider bringing along a change of clothes as things may get messy!

    What to wear:

    Outdoor clothing that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes and a hat; dress for all weather conditions.

    Appropriate for:

    Designed for children 2-5 years old accompanied by a guardian. Older siblings are welcome to come along too! 

    Location:
    You will meet your educator at the CERES Visitors Centre. 


    Please note: Any dogs attending must be kept on a leash at all times.


    For further questions please call (03) 9389 0144 or email studentprograms@ceres.org.au


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