Green events

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Brisbane City Council offers a range of events and activities to help you learn to live more sustainably. These are held at our Council libraries, environment centres and other natural areas and include a range of free or low cost classes and workshops on gardening, composting, worm farming and more.

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Tuesday, 27th June | 9:30am - 11:30amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

First Peoples: bush foods, useful plants, arts and crafts

**This event is fully booked. Waitlist only** Explore how Australia’s First Peoples used and respected precious natural resources. Discover useful plants and tools, make bush string, taste bush foods and paint an art and craft boomerang to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Please arrive five minutes early.

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Thursday, 29th June | 9:30am - 11:30amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Brisbane Nature Rangers - Scavenger Hunt at the wetlands

Online bookings essential. Join the fun on a scavenger hunt, help clean up the wetlands and enjoy hands-on activities and games to find out ways we can help conserve our natural areas. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Participants may walk up to 2km during this activity. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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Thursday, 29th June | 10:00am - 2:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Lovely Leaves

Discover the rainbow of colours made by leaves - at both the beginning and the end of their lives. Observe them closely, draw and colour them, and create a winter leaf mobile to flutter in the wind. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. Location: Meet at the Kitchen in the Garden

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Thursday, 29th June | 10:00am - 2:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Poke-Tanical Hunt

Are you too young to play Pokemon Go? Don’t have a mobile phone? Come play Poke-tanical – the plant and animal hunting game in the Botanic Gardens. Safely hunt through the gardens to find our special specimens and “battle” to win badges. There’s a certificate if you “get them all”. Location: Meet at the Information Kiosk

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Thursday, 29th June | 1:00pm - 2:00pmNundah Library, 1 Bage Street (via Primrose Lane), Nundah

Build a miniature garden for children

Children will create their own miniature garden including a range of ornamental plants for colour, texture and scent. Presented by horticulturalist Claire Bickle. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years and their carers. Bookings essential.

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Friday, 30th June | 9:00am - 12:00pmNew Farm Park, 137 Sydney Street, New Farm

Pop-up Litter Shop

A fun conversation with the local community about litter prevention and what you can do to keep New Farm clean and litter-free. The pop-up shop will be located in the Open Courtyard. Find out more about keeping Brisbane clean.

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Friday, 30th June | 9:30am - 11:30amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Brisbane Nature Rangers - Wildlife and the plastic peril

Online bookings essential. Learn about wetlands wildlife and easy ways we can help animals escape the perils of plastic. Join a fun morning of active hands-on activities in beautiful natural surrounds. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Participants may walk up to 2km during this activity. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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Saturday, 1st July | 8:30am - 9:30amMitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Pde, Mitchelton

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library deck to discuss the library's community citrus grove and herb garden.

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Saturday, 1st July | 9:00am - 4:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Artist in Residence open studio and children's workshop: can you hear what I hear?

Join our Artist in Residence Caitlin Franzmann and drop in for an Open Studio from 9am-2pm. Caitlin Franzmann is an installation artist predominately working with sound, sculpture and performance.  From 2-3pm children can join a free workshop, Forest Adventures: Can you hear what I hear? Discover how animals hear through their different types of ears. Create your very own wearable listening device from recycled materials and join a sensory adventure walk through the forest. Use your listening device to hear the sounds of the forest in a new way. 

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Sunday, 2nd July | 8:00am - 11:00amInala Library, Inala Civic Centre, Corsair Avenue, Inala

Community clean-up

Want to keep Inala clean and litter-free? Local businesses and community groups are working with Council to hold a community clean-up around the Inala shopping precinct. Come and help out and learn more about litter in Brisbane. Meet at the front of the library for the clean-up. Find out more about keeping Brisbane clean.

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8 May 2017