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Mangroves are special places to explore. They are part of our unique Sunshine Coast wetlands, a place where some mangrove trees are older than our grandparents. They are a unique place that provided Aboriginal people with food and material to make tools and where crabs and other creatures scurry amongst the leaf litter. Where else can trees live in saltwater? Come for a walk with the Coolum Coast Care junior leaders and learn the secrets of mangroves. The Eco Discovery program starts at 10am at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Sports Road, Bli Bli. Overflow parking is available at McMartins Strawberry Farm and after the program you can pick fresh strawberries or have a berry treat. The program is geared to children from 4 to 11 years but it’s a family event.

Event Details: Family Eco-Discovery Workshop, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care

When: Sunday August 4th

Where: Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Sports Rd, Bli Bli
Overflow parking at McMartins Strawberry Farm

Time: 10 am- 12 pm. Come early to register and explore the display of treasures on the Discovery Table.

Cost: Gold coin donation

Important Information: Pre-registration not required.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hat, covered shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottle recommended.

No Dogs Allowed

For more information: info@coolumcoastcare.org.au

Does your family love nature? Are your children keen to learn more about the local environment? The next Family Eco-Discovery workshop for families with young children (ages 4 -11) will explore animals that soar and swim.
Sharks are the most feared animals in our oceans but what is fact and what is fiction and how can we live together? Join sealife expert Raeleen Draper to learn how sharks are amazing creatures with unrecognised superpowers who play an important role in the marine environment. Children will use their knowledge to make a clay model shark.

The program will also feature shore and sea birds and how they use their environment.
Discover bird body parts used to find food and the strategies that shorebirds use to migrate thousands of miles. Activities will help participants to understand ways to protect and respect these unique birds.
Event Details: Family Eco- Discovery Workshop, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care
When: Sunday July 21st
Where: Andrew St Park, Point Arkwright.
Time: 10 am- 12 pm. Come early to register and explore the display of treasures on the Discovery Table.
Cost: Gold coin donation to cover costs of materials
Important Information: Pre-registration not required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Hat, covered shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottle recommended
For more information: info@coolumcoastcare.org.au

Please advise at registration, if you do not want your child to be photographed. With many participants taking their children’s photographs we cannot guarantee that your child’s photograph will not be publicised.

Event will only be cancelled if there is heavy rain/storm.

Save the Date:
August 4- Wetland Wonders: Hear Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi stories and explore the natural wonders of the Maroochy Wetlands with the Junior Eco-Leaders. Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Sports Rd, Bli Bli.

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