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Inspiring a love of nature with free educational walks

Inspiring a love of nature with free educational walks

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Discover local plants and animals with free educational walks hosted by the City of Whittlesea.  

The new Conservation Walk and Talk Series will explore some of the city’s stunning open spaces while sharing fascinating facts and information about a variety of topics.  

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the walks are a great opportunity for local residents to learn about and feel connected to their local environment.  

“This is a great opportunity to get to know and love where we live. You can stroll together with expert hosts while discovering your surroundings and get to know like-minded people within our community,” Lydia said.  

The Conservation Walk and Talk Series will run from March – May and includes: 

  • Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 3 March 
    Join this guided walk for a clean-up and to learn about the effects plastic on the local environment. 

  • What’s That Euc, Scat and Track? Saturday 23 March 
    Explore the Eucalypts in the area as well as looking for scats and tracks to see who lives in our parks. 

  • Eucalypt Identification Walk (Accessible) Saturday 23 March 
    Explore with you some basic ID skills for identifying Eucalypts. This walk caters for people of all mobilities. 

  • A Walk in the Park - Quarry Hills Saturday 23 March  
    Learn about the local environment and explore a historic, scenic reserve with views of the city.  

  • Fun Family Bushwalking - Granite Hills Sunday 14 April 
    A fun bushwalk exploring and discovering Granite Hills, including a scavenger hunt.  

  • Forest Therapy Sunday 28 April 
    Enjoy a deliberate, mindful, and serene approach to immersing oneself in nature. 

  • Meeting with Mushrooms Thursday 23 May 
    Explore the diversity of the Kingdom Fungi and the basic principles of fungus identification. 

  • Discover the Darebin Creek Sunday 5 May  
    Learn about the fascinating world of the local creek, its history and its avian residents. 

Visit for more information on each session and to sign up.