Where do we meet?
We meets each Thursday morning on a shady lawn just inside the Woolloomooloo Gate. It's:
• handy for the 441 bus-stop just 50metres away at Woolloomooloo Gate
• close to St James and Martin Place stations
• near the Yellowwood Garden for lots of planting, tending and harvesting activities
Do I stay or drop my child off? AUTUMN 2019 - DATES AND THEMES
Parents or carers are expected to attend and participate in the session and are responsible for their children's whereabouts and safety.
What happens if it is wet?
If it is wet we will do a fun rainy-day program so bring your gumboots and be prepared to jump in puddles. We do not go ahead if there are thunderstorms or high winds, or if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius. If the program is cancelled a notification will be posted in the Dandy Lions facebook page and you have booked a ticket you will be notified via email by 8.30am on the morning of the program and be given a full refund.
|28 March||Nature Art||Be inspired by the beauty of the Gardens to make art from natural objects and a one-off ephemeral artwork.|
| 6 April||Frogs, Lillies and Tadpoles||Make our own frog pond, jump and galumph like a little green frog while searching for tadpoles among the lily pads.|
|11 April||Aboriginal Australia||Learn about the first Australians, what did they eat, how did they live? Painting, dancing and songs from one of our awsome indigenous guides.|
|18 April||Sticks!||Stick insects, stick people and stick art, and all the other wonderful things we can do with a simple stick.|
|25 April ||Birds of a Feather||Make binoculars and go birdwatching in our natural paradise. Explore the amazing diversity of Australian birds, squawk like a cockatoo and laugh like a Kookaburra!|
|2 May||All Things Paper||Make our very own recycled paper, use nature’s paper, and plant paper daisies in a newspaper pot!|
|9 May||Amazing Austrlalian Animals||Explore the fabulous diversity of our native Australian animal friends. Make habitats for them, work our who lives where...and create an aussie animal inspired Mother's Day gift|
|16 May||Bees and Minibeasts||Dig for worms and other miniature beasts, and explore the world of bees including making candles with natural bee’s wax.|
|23 May||Dinosaurs and fossils||Roar and stomp through ancient lands as we make fossils and meet our very own dinosaur tree.|
|30 May||We Love Trees||Meet some of the Garden’s stunning trees with tales. Follow a trail and appreciate how these gentle giants improve our lives.|
|6 June||World Environment Day!||TBA|
|13 June||Healthy Habitats||Where do we live and where do animals live? Think about homes and what our wildlife needs.|
|20 June||By the Seaside||We love living by the sea so let’s celebrate with shell art and sandcastles!|
|27 June||Little ducks||Based on the famous Alexander’s Outing story by Pamela Allen, we rescue Alexander from the hole, before looking for ducks and their friends in our own ponds.|
|4 July||Aboriginal Australia||Learn about the first Australians, what did they eat, how did they live? Painting, dancing and songs from one of our awsome indigenous guides.|