The Wildlife Guardians School Holiday programs provide an opportunity for children to engage with nature through wildlife interaction and environmental based activities.

Children have two programs specially designed for their capabilities and interests:

  • Junior Wildlife Guardians, family program for 4 – 12 year olds and their parents.
  • Senior Wildlife Guardians, drop and leave style program for 12 – 16 year olds.

Junior Wildlife Guardians

Junior Wildlife Guardians is a short 2 hour program focusing on nature connection through Australian Native Wildlife, providing 4 – 12 year olds an opportunity to meet and interact with black cockatoos, dingoes, kangaroos and emus. These events are run mostly outdoors around our education building in direct proximity to the interactive black cockatoo aviary where children and parents can talk to the attention loving birds. Through animal tours and activities children can learn about Australian Wildlife, conservation and get involved in our work by making animal enrichment toys and native plantings.

The session cost is $20 per child with parent/guardians attending free. Session run for two hours, see below for session dates and times for upcoming school holidays.

Senior Wildlife Guardians

Senior Wildlife Guardians is a half day drop and leave style program for 12 – 16 year olds from 8:00am – 12:00pm. This is a more in depth program for the older students which allows them to see conservation in action from a behind the scenes perspective, assist in conservation procedures and engage in a black cockatoo focus talk. These sessions are of particular value to students interested in the conservation and wildlife sectors wishing to get involved in some hands on experience and an insight into the area.

These sessions cost $30 per child and includes morning tea. We have a 1:5 staff/ volunteer to student ratio, with group sizes capped at 25 students. All staff/ volunteers have a Working with Children Check and at least one staff member first aid trained at each session.

Location

Wildlife Guardians programs are run at the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre located in Martin.

Address: 322 Mills Road East, Martin.

Parking: All Wildlife Guardians programs start at the west end of site up from the large guest parking area. When arriving, drive through our main entrance off Mills Road East and turn right. The unsealed road will take you down to the car park area at the end. Signage will be in place to direct you to the correct location.

Please Note: Whilst at Kaarakin ALL persons must be suitably attired. We ask that you wear clothing suitable for a bush environment, with enclosed shoes and a sleeved shirt (short or long).

Booking – December School Holidays 2017

Junior Wildlife Guardians

Session Times:

  •  Monday 18th December 8:00am – 10:00am
  •  Tuesday 19th December 8:00am – 10:00am

Bookings are essential, get your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/SZQW

Senior Wildlife Guardians

Session Times:

  • Saturday 16th December 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th December 8:00am – 12:00pm

Bookings are essential, get your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/SZRD