Come and explore the EcoClassroom Sanctuary and forage for native seed pods, leaves, sticks, feathers and bark and create your own nature weaving.
Kids will learn how to construct their own frame, the ancient practice of weaving, and taught about the native plants that they’ve selected to weave with. Nature weaving is a great sensory activity where kids can explore different textures and get to know the natural environment around them.
The weaving itself helps to develop fine motor skills and provides an opportunity for kids to express themselves creatively.
The EcoClassroom Sanctuary at Tatachilla Lutheran College is a 3.37 ha revegetated site, modelled on natural ecosystems that once existed in the McLaren Vale region. The sanctuary is home to native fauna including endangered Brush-Tailed Bettongs, Long-Nosed Potoroos and Tammar Wallabies, as well as lizards, frogs and birds throughout. The workshop space is a rammed earth sustainable building connected to the plants and animals surrounding.
We have First Nations sponsored places available, and may be able to offer sponsored places for those struggling financially.
Suitable for: children of all ages accompanied by an adult
Included: Yarn, scissors, extra seedpods and native plant cuttings for making nature weavings
Please contact Dani Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book your visit
This event is partnered with the City of Onkaparinga, Willunga Environment Centre, and Tatachilla Lutheran College EcoClassroom Sanctuary