Get into Nature

Come and join us on one of our educational and hands-on bushland walks or activities to connect with, and learn about, our precious natural environment.

Our Bushland Walks and Activities Program includes a range of fun and interactive outdoor experiences for all ages, and all activities are free.

January 2019

Snake School

Young people at Snake School


Discover the secret world of snakes and their importance in the environment. Come face to face with some of the most venomous snakes in Sydney to help you identify them in the bush. Suitable for adults and for children over 7 and their families.

Date: Saturday 19 January 2019
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: West Epping Community Centre, Epping
Tickets: Register on the Eventbrite website

Please note:

  • Meeting point will be confirmed closer to the event date.
  • Registrations are compulsory for both children and adults. Please bring your tickets to the event.
  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Please bring plenty of drinking water.
  • In event of circumstances outside our control, this event may be cancelled. Please provide best method of contact with your registration details.

Registrations for this event will open on Monday 31 December, 2018 at 9:30am. Registrations are ESSENTIAL as places are strictly limited. 

Find out more about the 'Get into Nature 2019' program with further City of Parramatta Bushland Walks and Talks.
 

February 2019

ribbiting Ramble

Green frog found on the Ribbiting Ramble tour


Join us on this night-time walk, led by Arthur White (President of the Frog & Tadpole Study Group NSW Inc.  – a.k.a. ‘the frog man’) as we discover Sydney’s friendly frogs. There will be some live frogs brought along on the night to help us identify these webbed-footed friends. Pull out your smartphones, listen to the croaks, whistles, bleats and barks and learn how to identify your local frogs and help the Australian Museum count Australia’s frogs (using the app FrogID).  
Suitable for adults and for children over 7 and their families.
 

Date: Saturday 9 February 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Galaringi Reserve, Carlingford
Tickets: Register on the Eventbrite website

Please note:

  • Meeting point will be confirmed closer to the event date.
  • Registrations are compulsory for both children and adults. Please bring your tickets to the event.
  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wear closed-toed comfortable, sturdy shoes (not sandals) & weather appropriate clothing.
  • Please bring plenty of drinking water.
  • Please bring a torch
  • In event of wet weather, significant winds or total fire ban days, this event may be cancelled. Please provide best method of contact with your registration details.

Registrations for this event will open on Monday 21 January, 2019 at 9:30am. Registrations are ESSENTIAL as places are strictly limited. 

Find out more about the 'Get into Nature 2019' program with further City of Parramatta Bushland Walks and Talks.

May 2019

Microbat walk

Come and explore the world of the Microbat


Bring your torches and come along on this nocturnal walk as we use Anabat detectors to locate and try to identify different species of microbats. Learn about these amazing (and tiny!) creatures, why they’re so important and what we can do to protect them. Suitable for adults and for children over 7 and their families

Date: Saturday 18 May 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Darling Mills Creek, Northmead 
Tickets: Register on the Eventbrite website

Please note:

  • Meeting point will be confirmed closer to the event date.
  • Registrations are compulsory for both children and adults. Please bring your tickets to the event.
  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wear closed-toed comfortable, sturdy shoes (not sandals) & weather appropriate clothing.
  • Please bring plenty of drinking water.
  • Please bring a torch
  • In event of wet weather, significant winds or total fire ban days, this event may be cancelled. Please provide best method of contact with your registration details.

Registrations for this event will open on Monday 29 April, 2019 at 9:30am. Registrations are ESSENTIAL as places are strictly limited. 

Find out more about the 'Get into Nature 2019' program with further City of Parramatta Bushland Walks and Talks.

More Information

For further information, contact our Bushcare Team:

To find out more about the Get Into Nature 2018 program, go to the Eventbrite website.