Eco Heroes Club

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Hey! It's awesome... At Eco Heroes, our 5 to 11 year olds participate in hands-on eco-activities that are fun... whether that's making a video, planting vegetables in the garden, learning about the wildlife critters we share Randwick with, learning about worms and compost or making art from recycled materials. We meet mostly on the third Saturday of the month between 2:30 and 4:00pm (excluding school holidays).

The Eco Heroes program offers social and recreational activities for children aged between 5-11; here, they learn to cooperate with others. it's also an opportunity for parents and carers to introduce children to a creative social environment where they do things in company with their peers.

2019 Program

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August 31 - All about birds with Renee Ferster Levy

Eco heroes go birding! Randwick Environment Park is a superb haven for wildlife, including many beautiful species of birds. From wiggly Wagtails to swooping Swallows .... we’ll discover the wonderful world of birds through fun activities to help identify them by sight and sound. Please wear closed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen, and bring a raincoat if needed and binoculars if you have them.

September 28 - Fathers Day Special with Anna Jahjah

Have you heard of the koala that tried to kill Australian author Kenneth Cook? Ken swears it's a true story! How about the kangaroo that almost pushed him over a cliff? Again, true story... according to Ken that is. Forget deadly spiders and dangerous snakes. Koalas, kangaroos and cockatoos are the most dangerous animals in Australia it seems!

For our special September Club, we're celebrating Fathers Day by calling all children to come along with their father, grandfather or uncle and see what stories they can come up with. We'll ask them to share their favourite crazy bush tale and guess which ones are true or made up. Then, we will have a go at telling or imagining our very own crazy bush story involving emus, wombats and other super dangerous nice creatures!

October 26 - Kadoo Tours

Come 'on-country' with Tim Ella, a traditional man of the Yuin Nation, on the wetlands of Dharawal (coastal Sydney). Participants will begin their experience with a welcome to the country and an Ochre ceremony to be welcomed onto Mother Earth and to learn about the land. Students will taste samples of bush tucker straight from the wetlands themselves and learn about native plants and their uses to the Indigenous people. We will look at the birds, eels and fish that populated the wetlands and their importance to the local people.
These wetlands were of great importance to the Yuin people they were their supermarket, their hardware store and their chemist.
Come learn about the oldest surviving culture on Earth right on your back doorstep.

November 30 - Toy Swap Party with Annette Loudon

Ever wish you could magically swap your boring old toys for exciting new ones? You can at this fun activity that you can repeat at home or your school. Join Annette Loudon to turn de-cluttering into a fun activity that kids can do with their friends. We'll learn about the different materials that are used to make toys, and what happens when toys are put in the garbage and sent to landfill. Then kids will run their own Toy Swap Party.Kids are invited to bring up to 3 of their best toys that they're no longer playing with, and swap them for new toys. Please ensure toys are clean and in good condition. No electrical items.

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PAST EVENTS

July 27 : Walk about Reptiles

Party with our Scaly Friends... LIVE snakes, lizards, frogs and crocodiles in your own back yard! and that is just part of the show! Add to this, fossils, a croc egg and skull, reptile pass-the-parcel to the sound of acoustic guitar and time for photographs and your child will have a smile from ear to ear for the rest of their life!

June 29 : Winter Solstice

Come celebrate that the days are getting longer by learning how people have told the time over history and make your own clock powered by potatoes!

On the day...

Here's some helpful details to know about registering on the day:

  • a parent or carer must accompany each child
  • children should wear clothing appropriate to the season and weather which might include a hat, sunscreen and closed-in shoes rather than sandals for garden activities
  • because some activities are in the garden or involve craft or cooking activities, it is best that children wear clothing that can get a little grubby
  • Bookings are essential
  • Cost is $5 per activity.
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