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March 2019

Drawing Birds with renowned illustrator Peter Marsack

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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Learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack. 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 Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development,…

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Birdwatching Tour

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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Get your ticket to the fad that is sweeping the nation. Our Avian expert will take you journeying through this novel ecosystem in search of the 200+ bird species that call Jerrabomberra Wetlands home. This walk is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please bring: hat, water bottle, suitable walking shoes and binoculars (if you have them, we have some if you don’t).   WARNING: joining this tour may invoke a crippling addiction to spotting birds and spending time in…

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April 2019

WW1 Trench Tour with historian Mark Butz

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15 – $25

Take a step back in time and re-live the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School. Mark Butz, local history writer, will lead the tour to the site of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches. One not to be missed! Level paths and easy access for prams and wheelchairs etc. Vehicle access up to the site. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming…

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WW1 Trench Tour with historian Mark Butz

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15 – $25

Take a step back in time and re-live the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School. Mark Butz, local history writer, will lead the tour to the site of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches. One not to be missed! Level paths and easy access for prams and wheelchairs etc. Vehicle access up to the site. Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming…

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World War I Diorama Project – School Holiday Activity

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20

Did you know hidden in the Jerrabomberra Wetlands are an incredible piece of Australia's war history? Drawing inspiration from these World War 1 Training Trenches, construct a diorama scene with special guest Tracey Belton. Using foam, plaster, wire, natural found materials and paint, build a trench system while learning techniques such as model making. Everyone will go home with their own piece of history to commemorate Anzac Day. Suitable for ages 6-16 years. Cost $20 per child (1 supervising adult…

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Bush Tucker

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15 – $25

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. Take a tour of this novel ecosystem as you sample a range of bush tucker found in the ACT. Age suitability: 4 years and up. Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for children/concession This event is part of the 2019 Canberra and Region…

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Aboriginal Bush Painting – School Holiday Activity

April 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15

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. $15 for each person painting (supervising adults free.)

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Wetland Treasures – School holiday program

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$8

Join a Ranger to explore and be playful in nature   Designed for younger children, this activity will engage all the senses while they explore the Jerrabomberra Wetlands with one of our Rangers. Learn about the creatures of the wetlands, while getting fresh air and exercise! Meet Tucker the turtle and explore our Discovery table. Walking tracks are pram accessible and babies and parents/carers are free. Healthy fruit break provided. If you have older children why not book them into…

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Clay Snipe Sculpting with Mariana del Castillo

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$20

Enter the wonderful world of the Japanese - Australian migrant - the Latham's Snipe, with renowned artist Mariana del Castillo. Using mixed media and clay, young creatives will explore this Wetlands visitor, creating a free standing clay sculpture to take home.  Tickets: $20 per child Age suitability: 8-15 years. Children may be dropped off and left. Please note younger siblings cannot attend art workshops. ((If you have younger children Wetland Treasures is running at the same time in the room…

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Bush and Waterbug Detectives – School holiday program

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia
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$15 Sold out

Put on your detective hat, and by piecing together clues, find out what animals live at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. Back at the education centre we'll use the microscope to identify waterbugs and discover how these important critters teach us to look after rivers and waterways. Age suitability: 5-13. $15 - per child (ticket includes 1 adult, extra adults will need to purchase an additional ticket) Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat, water bottle and be accompanied by an adult. Light healthy…

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