12 October 2019

NaturallyGC Grow Me Instead - Native Gardening Workshop

There is an amazing range of native plants from the Gold Coast region we can use in our garden, but the challenge is often working out which plants may best suit. Designing with native plants, understanding plant characteristics and creating a garden with nature as inspiration.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

16 October 2019

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

We’re Going on a Bug Hunt. It’s a beautiful day. I’m not scared! Join in the search for bugs. Make your own bug and share a bug story.

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19 October 2019

Naturally Gold Coast Festival

Discover everything that’s essentially Naturally Gold Coast with our family-friendly environment festival. Learn about our local native flora with native plant sales, native garden experts and environmental weed displays. You can also get up close with our native fauna with native bees, waterbugs and wildlife encounters or get the kids into nature craft activities and learn how we can all switch screen time for green time with NaturallyGC.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

20 October 2019

NaturallyGC Australian Native Bees

Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

20 October 2019

NaturallyGC Mysterious Life of a Platypus

Come find out about this unique and mysterious Australian animal that lives in our local waterways. Learn all about their habitat, what they feed on and how to look after them. Fun crafting activities are included in the session.

Suitable for ages five and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Delivered by the Gold Coast Catchment Association

Click here to register

26 October 2019

NaturallyGC Hope Island Tree Planting

Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in caring for their natural environment. Come along and join in the fun with a community planting day specifically for kids aged three to 13. It’s a wonderful opportunity to teach them the importance of environmental stewardship and taking care of the planet.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 3 Councillor Cameron Caldwell

Click here to register

26 October 2019

NaturallyGC Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing or writing in response to nature. It’s fun and relaxing, it helps you to connect with nature, and the result is your own unique nature journal. The practice calms your mind and increases your attention to detail and appreciation of beauty. Worried that you can’t draw or write? No problem! You’ll learn simple exercises that will help allay your fears and get those creative juices flowing.

Suitable for ages 15 and above.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

26 October 2019

NaturallyGC Aboriginal Art and Culture Kids Workshop

Join these hands on interactive indigenous workshops with Rick Roser with storytelling, didgeridoos, ochre face and hand painting and emu feather hair decorations.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

02 November 2019

NaturallyGC Birds of the Bush Photography Walk

Come and improve your bird identification and nature photography skills with a pleasant walk guided by local bird watcher and nature photographer Todd Burrows. Todd’s enthusiasm for knowledge of the natural world, is bound to inspire you.

Suitable for ages 10 and above.

Click here to register

02 November 2019

NaturallyGC Amazing World of Frogs

Be immersed in the secret lives of frogs and learn about the diversity of frogs on the Gold Coast and how so many species can coexist. This walk and talk will give you a new appreciation for the amazing frogs of the Gold Coast. Dr Jean-Marc Hero is a vertebrate ecologist with over 30 yearsexperience as a research scientist and an educator at universities around the world. He studied frogs in the Amazon for his PhD and has been learning about frogs ever since.

Suitable for ages 15 and above.

Supported by Division 4 Councillor Kristyn Boulton

Click here to register

09 November 2019

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

09 November 2019

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

16 November 2019

NaturallyGC Tallebudgera Creek Tree Planting

Connect to your local creek and join our City of Gold Coast natural areas team for a community tree planting along Tallebudgera Creek.

We will be planting 600 native trees along the banks of Tallebudgera Creek to improve water quality, create habitat and reduce erosion.

All tools and materials are supplied and the event is suitable for all ages.

Click here to register

16 November 2019

NaturallyGC Bush Tucker

Dura, yaga, jar means grow, cook, eat! Learn to grow, cook and eat a local variety of native Yugambeh country flavours in this inspiring one-hour bush tucker workshop. As we tour the Botanic Gardens, identify a range of local bushfood plants, discover ways to incorporate the flavours into everyday cooking and pick up tips to grow bush foods in your home garden.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Click here to register

16 November 2019

NaturallyGC Indigenous Experience - Art and Culture

Learn Indigenous skills and experience the indigenous culture through ochre paint ing with real ochre, an emu story, fire making, a story with fire sticks, emu feather hair decorations and boomerang and spear throwing with a woomera.

Suitable for ages 5 and above.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

20 November 2019

NaturallyGC Grow Me Instead - Native Gardening Forum

There is an amazing range of native plants from the Gold Coast region we can use in our garden, but the challenge is often working out which plants may best suit. How you can restore native biodiversity, select the best natives to use for the garden style of your choice.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

20 November 2019

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

Wiggly Worms. Let’s all do the Wiggly Woo! Why are worms so good for the garden? Find out how you can have your own worm farm.

Click here to register

23 November 2019

NaturallyGC Mysterious Life of a Platypus

Come find out about this unique and mysterious Australian animal that lives in our local waterways. Learn all about their habitat, what they feed on and how to look after them. Fun crafting activities are included in the session.

Suitable for ages five and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Delivered by the Gold Coast Catchment Association

Click here to register

30 November 2019

NaturallyGC Busy Bees

Did you know there are over 1600 different types of native bees in Australia! Dr Toby Smith will introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Get to see dozens of brilliant close up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests, and their important role in pollination and food security. You will also get to see preserved bee specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows.

If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 8 Councillor Robert La Castra

Click here to register

30 November 2019

NaturallyGC Australian Native Bees

Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world.

Suitable for ages 15 and over. Not suitable for children

Supported by Division 8 Councillor Robert La Castra

Click here to register

15 December 2019

NaturallyGC Ocean Stars Marine Education

Learn about a variety of marine animals and discover how they move, eat and protect themselves and the important roles they play in the ocean ecosystem. Get hands-on with some of our ocean artefacts such as seashells, coral, shark teeth and shark eggs and get up close to our beautiful live marine animals which include sea stars, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea snails & sea urchins.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

15 December 2019

NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

Join our marine biologists from Ocean Connect at the rocky shores to explore this unique environment and learn about living and non-living things in the rock pools. Learn about periwinkles, sea cucumbers, oysters and crabs.

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Times subject to change with the tide.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

20 December 2019

NaturallyGC Natures Art and Craft

Come along to the Botanic Gardens to find natural materials to create your own works of art with the Friends of the Gardens. Combine seedpods, leaves, twigs, fronds and other wonders of nature to make something special. All materials supplied from the gifts of nature.

Suitable for ages five to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop. 

Click here to register

20 December 2019

NaturallyGC Natures Art and Craft

Come along to the Botanic Gardens to find natural materials to create your own works of art with the Friends of the Gardens. Combine seedpods, leaves, twigs, fronds and other wonders of nature to make something special. All materials supplied from the gifts of nature.

Suitable for ages five to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop. 

Click here to register

01 February 2020

NaturallyGC Birds of the Bush Photography Walk

Come and improve your bird identification and nature photography skills with a pleasant walk guided by local bird watcher and nature photographer Todd Burrows. Todd’s enthusiasm for knowledge of the natural world, is bound to inspire you. Suitable for ages 10 and above.
08 February 2020

NaturallyGC Grow Me Instead - Native Gardening Workshop

There is an amazing range of native plants from the Gold Coast region we can use in our garden, but the challenge is often working out which plants may best suit. Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Designing with native plants. Understanding plant characteristics and creating a garden with nature as inspiration

Click here to register

15 February 2020

NaturallyGC Australian Native Bees

Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Supported by Division 4 Councillor Kristyn Boulton

Click here to register

16 February 2020

NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

Join our marine biologists from Ocean Connect at the rocky shores to explore this unique environment and learn about living and non-living things in the rock pools. Learn about periwinkles, sea cucumbers, oysters and crabs.

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Times subject to change with the tide.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

19 February 2020

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

Our Feathered Friends. How many different kinds of birds can you find? Some birds swim, some birds fly, some birds run. Gather materials to make a bird’s nest.

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23 February 2020

NaturallyGC Aboriginal Art and Culture - Kids Workshops

Join these hands on interactive indigenous workshops with Rick Roser with storytelling, didgeridoos, ochre face and hand painting and emu feather hair decorations.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer

Click here to register

07 March 2020

NaturallyGC Grow Me Instead - Native Gardening Workshop

There is an amazing range of native plants from the Gold Coast region we can use in our garden, but the challenge is often working out which plants may best suit. Small space native landscapes. For balconies, courtyards, pots and front yards.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Click here to register

08 March 2020

NaturallyGC Platypus Appreciation Day

The platypus is an amazing semi-aquatic mammal that is endemic to Eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is primarily nocturnal, living in creeks and rivers from cold highlands areas to tropical rainforests. Unfortunately platypus numbers appear to be declining due to habitat disruption, water extraction, pollution of waterways and illegal
capture. Learn more about the local Platypus population and what you can do to help. Free kids craft, waterbugs and native plants.

Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer

Click here to register

18 March 2020

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

Flutterby Butterfly Can you fly like a butterfly? Go for a butterfly ‘flutter’ to find butterflies in the Gardens. Read a story about a special butterfly and create your own butterfly!

Click here to register

21 March 2020

NaturallyGC Bugs in our Creeks

Come meet and greet some of the amazing bugs that live in our waterways. Learn all about their habitats and life-cycles, as well as how to identify them and the important role they play in our waterway health.

Suitable for ages five and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Click here to register

28 March 2020

NaturallyGC Busy Bees

Did you know there are over 1600 different types of native bees in Australia! Dr Toby Smith will introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Get to see dozens of brilliant close up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests, and their important role in pollination and food security. You will also get to see preserved bee specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows.

If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

Click here to register

04 April 2020

NaturallyGC Coombabah Lakelands Bushwalk

Visit the largest Conservation Area managed by the City and learn more about the efforts to conserve the park and some of the plants and animals found here including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and a range of birds. Medium fitness required, flat level trail.
04 April 2020

NaturallyGC Aboriginal Art and Culture - Kids Workshops

Join these hands on interactive indigenous workshops with Rick Roser with storytelling, didgeridoos, ochre face and hand painting and emu feather hair decorations.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

06 April 2020

NaturallyGC Creepy Crawlies

Develop an understanding about the important role insects play in the garden, their environmental significance, lifecycles, and how to stay safe whilst being outdoors. An educational storyline and a cast of puppets, taking you on a fun fact filled expedition into the intriguing world of these amazing Australian creatures! After the performance, an information session which incorporates live and displayed insects. The children are offered an opportunity to observe or interact with some of the live and very gentle stick insects.

Suitable for all ages. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 8 Councillor Robert La Castra

Click here to register

17 April 2020

NaturallyGC Natures Art and Craft

Come along to the Botanic Gardens to find natural materials to create your own works of art with the Friends of the Gardens. Combine seedpods, leaves, twigs, fronds and other wonders of nature to make something special. All materials supplied from the gifts of nature.

Suitable for ages five to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop. 

Click here to register

17 April 2020

NaturallyGC Natures Art and Craft

Come along to the Botanic Gardens to find natural materials to create your own works of art with the Friends of the Gardens. Combine seedpods, leaves, twigs, fronds and other wonders of nature to make something special. All materials supplied from the gifts of nature.

Suitable for ages five to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop. 

Click here to register

17 April 2020

NaturallyGC Walk on the Wildside

Bound along and discover what the kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife get up to at Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area on a guided walk with a Natural Areas officer.

Suitable for ages four to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Click here to register

18 April 2020

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

18 April 2020

NaturallyGC Indigenous Experience - Art and Culture

Learn Indigenous skills and experience the indigenous culture through ochre paint ing with real ochre, an emu story, fire making, a story with fire sticks, emu feather hair decorations and boomerang and spear throwing with a woomera.

Suitable for ages 5 and above.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

18 April 2020

NaturallyGC Wonderful World of WOW

Have a Wild time exploring the natural bushland as we foster curiosity and discover amazing things on our treasure hunt journeys. Exploring the art of camouflage and nature immersion through games and stories. We will draw on what we find to make natural costumes and finish with a fashion show to showcase our sustainable expression.

Suitable for ages 5-10 years. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 13 Councillor Daphne McDonald

Click here to register

18 April 2020

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

19 April 2020

NaturallyGC Ocean Stars Marine Education

Learn about a variety of marine animals and discover how they move, eat and protect themselves and the important roles they play in the ocean ecosystem. Get hands-on with some of our ocean artefacts such as seashells, coral, shark teeth and shark eggs and get up close to our beautiful live marine animals which include sea stars, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea snails & sea urchins.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

22 April 2020

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

The Beginnings of Life! Plants have seeds, some animals have eggs but how do they grow? Collect some seeds and make a mosaic.

Click here to register

24 April 2020

NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

Turn on your night vision and join us for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close. Moderate fitness required.

Suitable for ages 8 and over.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

25 April 2020

NaturallyGC Koala Tree Planting

Make a difference to your local environment and join the City's natural areas team for a Koala tree planting day. We will plant various Koala food and habitat trees.

Suitable for all ages.

Click here to register

26 April 2020

NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

Join our marine biologists from Ocean Connect at the rocky shores to explore this unique environment and learn about living and non-living things in the rock pools. Learn about periwinkles, sea cucumbers, oysters and crabs.

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Times subject to change with the tide.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

09 May 2020

NaturallyGC Bush Tucker

Dura, yaga, jar means grow, cook, eat! Learn to grow, cook and eat a local variety of native Yugambeh country flavours in this inspiring one-hour bush tucker workshop. As we tour the Botanic Gardens, identify a range of local bushfood plants, discover ways to incorporate the flavours into everyday cooking and pick up tips to grow bush foods in your home garden.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Click here to register

09 May 2020

NaturallyGC Koala Tree Planting

Make a difference to your local environment and join the City's natural areas team for a Koala tree planting day. We will plant various Koala food and habitat trees.

Suitable for all ages.

Click here to register

09 May 2020

NaturallyGC Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing or writing in response to nature. It’s fun and relaxing, it helps you to connect with nature, and the result is your own unique nature journal. The practice calms your mind and increases your attention to detail and appreciation of beauty. Worried that you can’t draw or write? No problem! You’ll learn simple exercises that will help allay your fears and get those creative juices flowing.

Suitable for ages 15 and above.

Click here to register

17 May 2020

NaturallyGC Busy Bees

Did you know there are over 1600 different types of native bees in Australia! Dr Toby Smith will introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Get to see dozens of brilliant close up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests, and their important role in pollination and food security. You will also get to see preserved bee specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows.

If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

17 May 2020

NaturallyGC Australian Native Bees

Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

20 May 2020

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

Let’s Use Our Senses. Explore the natural environment using our 5 senses. What can we see, smell, feel, hear and taste? Make a list of special things you discover using your senses.

Click here to register

23 May 2020

NaturallyGC Bugs in our Creeks

Come meet and greet some of the amazing bugs that live in our waterways. Learn all about their habitats and life-cycles, as well as how to identify them and the important role they play in our waterway health.

Suitable for ages five and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

23 May 2020

NaturallyGC Bee Happy - Native Bee Conservation

Bee introduced to the stunning diversity of Australia’s native stingless bees and their important role in the environment with Dr Toby from Bee Aware. You will also have the opportunity to get up close to a hive, purchase native plants for your garden and kids craft. Each attendee will receive a free native plant.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

Click here to register

30 May 2020

NaturallyGC Indigenous Experience - Art and Culture

Learn Indigenous skills and experience the indigenous culture through ochre paint ing with real ochre, an emu story, fire making, a story with fire sticks, emu feather hair decorations and boomerang and spear throwing with a woomera.

Suitable for ages 5 and above.

Supported by Division 13 Councillor Daphne McDonald

Click here to register

30 May 2020

NaturallyGC Explore Inside and Out

Be an explorer in the wild! Explore the barefoot braille trail. Free your feet from your shoes, close your eyes and see if you can trust your toes to lead you through the trail. What senses do we use in nature? Can you use your five senses to discover what is hidden? Let’s go on a searching mission, find animal trails and many other surprises. Who knows you might even meet a new friendly explorer just like you!

Suitable for ages 5-10 years. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 13 Councillor Daphne McDonald

Click here to register

05 June 2020

NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

Turn on your night vision and join us for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close. Moderate fitness required.

Suitable for ages 8 and over.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

06 June 2020

NaturallyGC Koala Tree Planting

Make a difference to your local environment and join the City's natural areas team for a Koala tree planting day. We will plant various Koala food and habitat trees.

Suitable for all ages.

Click here to register

13 June 2020

NaturallyGC Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing or writing in response to nature. It’s fun and relaxing, it helps you to connect with nature, and the result is your own unique nature journal. The practice calms your mind and increases your attention to detail and appreciation of beauty. Worried that you can’t draw or write? No problem! You’ll learn simple exercises that will help allay your fears and get those creative juices flowing.

Suitable for ages 15 and above.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

13 June 2020

NaturallyGC Coombabah Lakelands Bushwalk

Visit the largest Conservation Area managed by the City and learn more about the efforts to conserve the park and some of the plants and animals found here including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and a range of birds. Medium fitness required, flat level trail.
13 June 2020

NaturallyGC Australian Native Bees

Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

Click here to register

17 June 2020

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading.

The workshops are strictly suitable for three to five year olds with each child accompanied by a guardian. Please register for children only.

Trees are tall, Trees are green! How many trees can you see? Look at the parts of a tree and find out who and what needs trees. Can you find a special tree?

Click here to register

20 June 2020

NaturallyGC Aboriginal Art and Craft - kids workshop

Join these hands on interactive indigenous workshops with Rick Roser with storytelling, didgeridoos, ochre face and hand painting and emu feather hair decorations.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

Click here to register

20 June 2020

NaturallyGC Busy Bees

Did you know there are over 1600 different types of native bees in Australia! Dr Toby Smith will
introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Get to see dozens of brilliant close
up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests,
and their important role in pollination and food security. You will also get to see preserved bee
specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows.

If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

Click here to register

20 June 2020

NaturallyGC Grow Me Instead - Native Gardening Workshop

There is an amazing range of native plants from the Gold Coast region we can use in our garden, but the challenge is often working out which plants may best suit. Small space native landscapes. For balconies, courtyards, pots and front yards.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

27 June 2020

NaturallyGC Bush Tucker

Dura, yaga, jar means grow, cook, eat! Learn to grow, cook and eat a local variety of native Yugambeh country flavours in this inspiring one-hour bush tucker workshop. As we tour the Botanic Gardens, identify a range of local bushfood plants, discover ways to incorporate the flavours into everyday cooking and pick up tips to grow bush foods in your home garden.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

Click here to register

27 June 2020

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our
country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums,
turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 8 Councillor Robert La Castra

Click here to register

27 June 2020

NaturallyGC Walk on the Wildside

Bound along and discover what the kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife get up to at Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area on a guided walk with a Natural Areas officer.

Suitable for ages four to 12. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Click here to register

27 June 2020

NaturallyGC Mysterious Life of a Platypus

Come find out about this unique and mysterious Australian animal that lives in our local waterways. Learn all about their habitat, what they feed on and how to look after them. Fun crafting activities are included in the session.

Suitable for ages five and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Delivered by the Gold Coast Catchment Association

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

Click here to register

27 June 2020

NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounter

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our
country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums,
turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

Suitable for all ages.

Supported by Division 8 Councillor Robert La Castra

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28 June 2020

NaturallyGC Creepy Crawlies

Develop an understanding about the important role insects play in the garden, their environmental significance, lifecycles, and how to stay safe whilst being outdoors. An educational storyline and a cast of puppets, taking you on a fun fact filled expedition into the intriguing world of these amazing Australian creatures! After the performance,
an information session which incorporates live and displayed insects. The children are offered an opportunity to observe or interact with some of the live and very gentle stick insects.

Suitable for all ages. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

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29 June 2020

NaturallyGC Ocean Stars Marine Education

Learn about a variety of marine animals and discover how they move, eat and protect themselves and the important roles they play in the ocean ecosystem. Get hands-on with some of our ocean artefacts such as seashells, coral, shark teeth and shark eggs and get up close to our beautiful live marine animals which include sea stars, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea snails & sea urchins.

Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please register for children only, parents must stay to supervise children during workshop.

Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

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30 June 2020

NaturallyGC Junior Landcare

Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in caring for their natural
environment. Come along and join in the fun with a community planting day specifically for kids
aged three to 13. It’s a wonderful opportunity to teach them the importance of environmental
stewardship and taking care of the planet.

Suitable for ages 3 to 13. A parent or gaurdian must attend with children.

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30 June 2020

NaturallyGC Junior Landcare

Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in caring for their natural
environment. Come along and join in the fun with a community planting day specifically for kids
aged three to 13. It’s a wonderful opportunity to teach them the importance of environmental
stewardship and taking care of the planet.

Suitable for ages 3 to 13. A parent or gaurdian must attend with children.

Click here to register