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Enjoying the Cocky Capers activity
Enjoying the Cocky Capers activity Parks and Wildlife


From ‘Cocky capers’ to ‘Bush Survival’, ‘Ramble with a ranger’ and “Deadly and dangerous’, it’s all happening in the Perth Hills as part of the Nearer to Nature school holiday program this October.

Run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and featuring fun, hands-on learning in the natural environment, there are a wide range of activities suitable for the whole family.

Check out the activities on offer at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring throughout the school holidays. 

Nearer to Nature program coordinator Berdina Ballast said the ‘Cocky capers’ activity for four to seven-year-olds was great fun.

“This is a hands-on activity and kids can discover the types of places our cockatoos call home, what they eat and why they have such unique features,” Ms Ballast said.

“The seven to 12-year-olds will love ‘Deadly and dangerous’ on Wednesday 8 October and learning about dangerous animals.

“On Friday 10 October they can ‘Ramble with a ranger’ to find out exactly what a Parks and Wildlife ranger does and on Wednesday 1 October they can discover handy tips on surviving in the bush in the ‘Bush survival’ activity.

“There are lots more sessions to choose from that will keep kids active and interested these school holidays.”

Nearer to Nature holiday programs are very popular, so bookings are essential.

Contact Nearer to Nature on (08) 9295 2244 from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday to reserve a place.

Visit to download the full calendar of winter holiday activities and discover more about each activity in the annual brochure.

Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999




Last modified on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:55