Kids Flower Press Building and Herbarium Workshop

Date And Time

Fri. 18 January 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am AWST

Location

Environment House
125 King William St
Bayswater, WA 6053

Cost $16.91

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Description

This hands on school holiday workshop is aimed at 7 to 12 year olds. Each participant will make a flower press from upcycled materials that they can take home along with information sheets and advice on how press and mount flowers. This workshop is being delivered in partnership with the Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands and there will be a particular focus on local wetlands plant species.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify some common local flowers and plants
  • How to use hand and power tools safely
  • How to build and use a flower press from upcycled materials
  • How to make a "herbarium" and label plant specimens

What participants will receive:

  • Handouts on how to press and mount flowers and plant specimens
  • A flower press to take home

All materials supplied. Children must be accompanied by and adult - accompanying adult tickets are free.

About the Facilitator

This workshop will be facilitated by Yann Toussaint from the Rainbow Coast Community Garden. Yann is a gardener, poet and sustainability educator who lives in Albany, Western Australia. A former nursery manager at Men of the Trees, where he helped found the Children's Forest, he now runs the popular "Garden Grubs" children's gardening club through the Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre's Community Garden, delivers a wide range of sustainability workshops and teaches at the University of Western Australia's Albany Campus.

About Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands

Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands is a newly formed group which aims to protect, restore and advocate for the wetland areas within Riverside Gardens, Bayswater. The Eric Singleton Wetlands area provides habitat to a diverse range of plant species, birdlife and native terrestrial and aquatic animals. This area includes the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, the Eric Singleton West site and Lot 14, 128 King William St (also known as Carters Wetland).

Liaising with the City of Bayswater and supported by Environment House, our group intends to engage local community, with the goal of enhancing and appreciating this vital wetland habitat and the surrounding Riverside Gardens. The group intends to have a family friendly focus offering a range of restoration activities, education initiatives, and events.

Alternatively for further information phone Environment House on (08) 9271 4488 or email shop@envirohouse.org.au