10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a fabulous morning of bushwalking, exploring and learning at Organ Pipes National Park, located off the Calder Fwy in Melbourne’s western suburb of Keilor North. The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava, are the most well-known feature of the park. The area offers a wonderful and diverse location for our school holiday workshop with wildlife to spot and a river to explore.
The children will head off, down through the bush tracks and to the spectacular basalt columns and learn how to safely navigate in the bush, how to track animals, learn all about our amazing wildlife, plants, Indigenous history, do a nature scavenger hunt and then head down to the river for a play.
Our school holiday workshop aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while seeking to follow their interests and a instil a love of learning. We also ensure that children learn to use their bodies so that they develop strength, good balance and coordination while learning to take safe risks with guidance and support from the educators.
This workshop is run by Penny, a certified level 3 Forest School Leader.
Our school holiday program is an all weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A HILL SO YOU NEED TO BE REASONABLY FIT TO DO THIS WALK.
Ages: 4-12 years
*Parents are required to stay.