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There's lots of places to explore at Coolart

There's lots of places to explore at Coolart

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Explore Coolart Wetlands and Homestead this Easter

Friday 28 March, 2014

Become a Parks Victoria Junior Ranger at Coolart this Easter and learn the stories of the traditional owners of this land, the Boon wurrung people. You will also learn new skills as a Bush Detective and find out lots about Victoria’s favourite feathered friends.

All activities are suitable for children aged 6-12 and their families, and provide a great opportunity for kids to have some hands-on fun while learning more about the environment.

Exciting activities happening at Coolart include:

· Boon wurrung Story Time (8 and 9 April)  -  Have you ever wondered what the Melbourne region was like before European settlement? Learn the stories of the Boon wurrung people with Indigenous story teller, Fay Stewart-Muir, and create your own inspired artwork.

· Birdwatching (15 April) - Learn how to use binoculars and get a close look at some of Victoria’s birds! Take a walk with the Park Ranger where you'll learn 'What Bird is That? How do they fly? Where do they nest? What do they eat?

· Bush Detective (16 April) -Become a bush detective and help the Park Rangers track the secretive animals in the park. Look for clues that the animals have left behind including tracks, skulls, scats and territorial markings. Keep your eyes open for the furry culprits!

“It’s great to see children being involved in and learning about the language and culture of the First peoples of this land and how they lived and looked after the environment. It’s passing on this knowledge that I get great pleasure from.” says Fay Stewart-Muir, Boon wurrung Elder.

These activities are free but require a booking. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all sessions. Junior Rangers is not a club so no membership is required. Those taking part are reminded to bring sun protection, water and sturdy footwear.

Visit or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 to make a booking or for more information.

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