The Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Reserves are a wonderful place to explore for kids of all ages … from 0-99!
On Saturday 21st February 2015, as part of Corangamite Shire’s Recreation Give it a Go 2015, Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup and Family Nature Club hosted a fun family challenge that guided families on an exciting, interactive, experiential and educational nature adventure!
Tania Moloney, Founder of Nurture in Nature and a representative of the Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Development Committee, designed the program to be a multi-sensory, experiential treasure hunt.
“The Nature Bucketlist Challenge is a great opportunity for families to get outside for some good, old-fashioned outdoor fun. At the same time they get to learn about and interact with this incredible natural place we have right on our doorstep”.
The kids reported back that on their adventure they saw a wallaby and had also kept an eagle eye out for some of the fantastic birds of prey we have on the reserves. Unfortunately they didn’t see any on the day but they were excited to come back again in the future to see if they could spy one of the Wedge-tailed Eagles that can often be seen catching the updrafts between the Mounts along the Panorama Trail.
The adventure was capped off by the kids drawing some fantastic pictures of the volcanoes and of wildlife they’d seen, followed by some excellent cubby building and a pretend campfire (the kids were very aware of the importance of “no real fires” on the Mount) … and, of course, there were marshmallows too!
Be sure to keep an eye on the Friends of Mount Leura Facebook Page or on this website for this event coming again in February 2016!
If you’d like inquire about booking your group or school in for your own NATURE BUCKET LIST CHALLENGE or for more information on the Bush Playgroup and Family Nature Club and the many other programs and activities that Nurture in Nature offers, please contact: