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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Thursday, 30th March | 9:30am - 1:30pmBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Grow it, cook it, compost it

Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Complete the session by consuming your prepared meal.

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Friday, 31st March | 9:30am - 10:30amDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Nature Adventures: Senses Trail story time and activity

Little nature adventurers aged 3 years + will experience storytelling in the outdoors and connect with nature on a fun activity in beautiful Raven Street Reserve. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Afterwards, why not stay on to explore walking tracks, the creek viewing platform, children’s playground, displays, and activities.

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Friday, 31st March | 6:00pm - 7:30pmDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Night Adventures - Raven Street Reserve - BOOKED OUT

Bookings essential. Join a guided night walk to discover some of the nocturnal wildlife living in Brisbane’s nature reserves and the challenges they face. Participants will walk 2kms and the activity will continue in light rain. A ratio of one adult per two children is required. For safety reasons, children must be aged 6 years or over.

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Saturday, 1st April | 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 April | 9:00am - 11:00amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Discover the natural beauty and hidden treasures of these internationally important wetlands on Brisbane’s doorstep. Check if a Volunteer Guide is available to take a guided walk at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.  If a Volunteer Guide is not available on the day of your visit, chat to the friendly staff to borrow binoculars (photo I.D. required), art totem guides, children’s hide ‘n’ seek trails, track booklets, bird guides, and information on plants and animals. Visitors can also enjoy children’s activities and displays at the Environment Centre.

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Sunday, 2nd April | 9:00am - 11:00amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Discover the natural beauty and hidden treasures of these internationally important wetlands on Brisbane’s doorstep. Check if a Volunteer Guide is available to take a guided walk at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.  If a Volunteer Guide is not available on the day of your visit, chat to the friendly staff to borrow binoculars (photo I.D. required), art totem guides, children’s hide ‘n’ seek trails, track booklets, bird guides, and information on plants and animals. Visitors can also enjoy children’s activities and displays at the Environment Centre.

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Sunday, 2nd April | 9:30am - 11:30amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Brisbane Nature Rangers – Water Erosion Lab

Bookings essential. Discover the amazing power of water and its effects on the landscape. Join some fun, hands-on activities to find out how and why erosion happens and work out ways we can help conserve our natural areas. All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Participants may walk up to 2 km during this activity. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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Sunday, 2nd April | 12:00pm - 3:00pmSinbad Street Boat Ramp, Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe

Brisbane Nature Rangers – Canoe Nundah Creek

Bookings essential. Brisbane Nature Rangers will explore Nundah Creek 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. Safety consent forms will be emailed to participants.

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Monday, 3rd April | 9:30am - 11:30amNudgee Beach Reserve, 18 Fortitude Street, Nudgee Beach

Brisbane Nature Rangers - Life by the sea

Bookings essential. Explore the mudflats and mangroves of Nudgee Beach, discover shoreline plants and animals, and find out what they need to survive beside the waters of the bay. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer. Participants will walk up to 2 km on tidal flats, uneven terrain, and boardwalks.  Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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Tuesday, 4th April | 9:00am - 11:00amKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Navigation @ Youth Week

Explore Karawatha Forest using a bushwalkers GPS and map to find clues, solve puzzles and win treasure. This is an Active & Healthy and Brisbane Youth Week event in partnership with Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, suitable for ages 10-25. Brisbane Youth Week is a Council initiative designed to recognise and celebrate young people’s ideas, talent and contributions from 31 March - 9 April. For more information, visit Brisbane Youth Week

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3 February 2017