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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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Friday, 30th June | 9:00am - 12:00pmInala Hall - new (Inala Civic or Community Centre), Corsair Avenue and Wirraway Parade, Inala

Pop-up Litter Shop

A fun conversation with the local community about litter prevention and what you can do to keep your area 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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Sunday, 2nd July | 10:00am - 1:00pmTinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve, 397 Wyampa Road, Bald Hills

Environment Centres canoe discovery - Tinchi Tamba

Explore Tinchi Tamba wetlands on a canoe paddle with staff from Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. Have fun out on the water, learn about our waterways, wetlands, and wildlife. Some water confidence required. All equipment supplied. Children must be aged 6 years or over, accompanied by an adult. Complimentary cuppa supplied.  Note: For safety reasons, children under 6 years cannot attend. Persons under 18 years of age are deemed children for this activity.

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Monday, 3rd July | 9:30am - 11:30amDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Brisbane Nature Rangers: Plastic free in our creeks

Online bookings required. Join a fun morning of hands-on activities, games, and discovery in beautiful Raven Street Reserve where children will experiment, learn tips and tricks, and plan for keeping wildlife, plants, and water safe from waste. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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Monday, 3rd July | 2:00pm - 3:30pmCarina Library, Corner Mayfield Road and Nyrang Street, Carina

Kitchen gardening with young children

Children will learn some great skills and knowledge creating a flourishing kitchen garden. Participants will take home a pot of plants to integrate into a small-space sustainable garden. Presented by Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years and their carers. Bookings essential.

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Tuesday, 4th July | 9:30am - 12:30pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Nature's Orchestra

Here's a fun opportunity to get nature to shake, rattle and roll. Everything can make a sound, so let's turn natural materials like seedpods and leaf bunches into instruments. Be guided in using  drills and saws and pliers with twine to create original objects that can be slung through the trees to be played by the wind. This activity is part of the Gold'n'Kids program for children and seniors to enjoy together.

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Tuesday, 4th July | 10:00am - 12:00pmDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Rescue and Re-Make it! Recyclables workshop

Online bookings required. Children will learn how to make a difference to the natural environment through re-using and upcycling materials to make a bean sprout farm, a seedling pot or a wicking pot.  Please arrive five minutes early.

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8 May 2017