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June 2018

Drawing Birds with Peter Marsack

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45 7 tickets left

Learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack from NatureArt Lab and the Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA). Join us for a walk around Kelly’s swamp birdwatching then come back to base and implement your new found skills. No drawing experience necessary. All materials and morning tea is included in the price – but bring binoculars if you have them. Maximum group size 12. Best suited to those aged 12 years and over. Meeting place is 2 Dairy…

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July 2018

Bush Tucker – school holiday activity

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20 20 tickets left

Come and join us for an exciting morning with Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp, who will show us a range of different plants found around the region and their use as food and medicine by the traditional owners of the land. Adam will also take us on a tour of the Wetlands and you will get to sample a range of bush tucker found in the ACT.

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Clay Sculpting

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 46 tickets left

Take a short walk around the Wetlands with the Ranger for inspiration, and then get to work on your brilliant clay masterpiece. Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat and a water bottle. Some light healthy refreshments will be provided. Age suitability: 5-13. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box, gate and sign on your left saying Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices.

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Wetland Treasures – School holiday program

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 16 tickets left

Join a Ranger to explore and be playful in nature   Designed for young children who are not yet at school, this activity will engage all the senses while they explore the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for fun learning, fresh air and exercise. Suitable for children up to age 5.   Walking tracks are pram accessible and there are comfortable facilities with lots of space, toilets and a kitchen.   Healthy fruit break provided.   2 hours $8 per child (includes 1…

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A FLIGHT OF COLOUR WORKSHOP – school holiday activity

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20 13 tickets left

This bird workshop is an opportunity for children to be inspired by the colourful local birdlife of the Wetlands and use their imagination to create their own fantasy bird of flight. Kids will be provided with a bird shape which they will sand, paint and decorate to hang up around their gardens. Just bring along your creativity and enthusiasm! Age suitability: 8-12.

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Dot Painting

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$12 20 tickets left

Come and learn to dot paint with Githabul (Bundjalung) woman Kristi Lee. Go for a short walk to collect your paintbrushes and use these to create your own masterpiece to take home. Age suitability 5-15. $20 for each person painting (supervising adults free.)

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Bush and Waterbug Detectives – School holiday program

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 15 tickets left

Put on your detectives hat, engage your senses and take an easy walk with the Ranger to discover what animals live at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands by piecing together all the clues. Age suitability: 5-13. Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat, water bottle and be accompanied by an adult - ticket price includes 1 adult. Light healthy refreshments provided.

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Bush Tucker and Boomerangs

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$60 20 tickets left

In recognition of NAIDOC Week we are teaming up with 2 local Indigenous Businesses.  Ngunnawal man Richie Allen from Traditional Owners along with our very own Kristi Lee, Githabul woman. Bring the whole family along to experience how to throw a boomerang, paint a boomerang and learn our local bush tucker. Enjoy stories, history, knowledge and food in honour of NAIDOC Week.  

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Clay Sculpting

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 46 tickets left

Take a short walk around the Wetlands with the Ranger for inspiration, and then get to work on your brilliant clay masterpiece. Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat and a water bottle. Some light healthy refreshments will be provided. Age suitability: 5-13. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box, gate and sign on your left saying Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices.

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BIRD’S OF FANCY WORKSHOP – school holiday activity

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20 13 tickets left

Inspired by the collecting habits of the bower bird, kids will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials from wood, cotton, paint, paper and metal. These free-standing birds of fancy will give you the opportunity and freedom to the explore the art of mixed media. Age suitability: 8-12.

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Wetland Treasures – School holiday program

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 16 tickets left

Join a Ranger to explore and be playful in nature   Designed for young children who are not yet at school, this activity will engage all the senses while they explore the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for fun learning, fresh air and exercise. Suitable for children up to age 5.   Walking tracks are pram accessible and there are comfortable facilities with lots of space, toilets and a kitchen.   Healthy fruit break provided.   2 hours $8 per child (includes 1…

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Clay Sculpting

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8 46 tickets left

Take a short walk around the Wetlands with the Ranger for inspiration, and then get to work on your brilliant clay masterpiece. Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat and a water bottle. Some light healthy refreshments will be provided. Age suitability: 5-13. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box, gate and sign on your left saying Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices.

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Dot Painting

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$12 20 tickets left

Come and learn to dot paint with Githabul (Bundjalung) woman Kristi Lee. Go for a short walk to collect your paintbrushes and use these to create your own masterpiece to take home. Age suitability 5-15. $20 for each person painting (supervising adults free.)

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EAGLE TOTEM WORKSHOP – school holiday activity

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20 16 tickets left

Kids can unleash their imagination on a wooden eagle using paints, collage, wire and feathers! Focusing on composition and colour this workshop explores the power of symbols and geometry to create totemic wall sculptures thatpursue the energy felt in our natural world. Age suitability: 8 - 12

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Dot Painting

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$12 19 tickets left

Come and learn to dot paint with Githabul (Bundjalung) woman Kristi Lee. Go for a short walk to collect your paintbrushes and use these to create your own masterpiece to take home. Age suitability 5-15. $20 for each person painting (supervising adults free.)

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Drawing Birds with Peter Marsack

July 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45 7 tickets left

Learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack from NatureArt Lab and the Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA). Join us for a walk around Kelly’s swamp birdwatching then come back to base and implement your new found skills. No drawing experience necessary. All materials and morning tea is included in the price – but bring binoculars if you have them. Maximum group size 12. Best suited to those aged 12 years and over. Meeting place is 2 Dairy…

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Bird Walk and Talk

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15 12 tickets left

Come along and take an easy walk around the Wetlands with a Canberra bird expert to learn more about the amazing array of bird life we have right here in the middle of Canberra! With 136 bird species recorded at the Wetlands, you never know what you might find! Tour suitable for adults and kids. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box,…

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