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April 2012

Kings Park Education

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for kidsKings Park's Education Program for school students is growing (just like our plants!). New facilities including Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, a specially designed,  eco-friendly education centre (opening June 2012) and art installations powered by solar energy are all contributing to an exceptional learning environment in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. In 2012 the Kings Park Education programs will explore three key learning themes: Habitats and Ecosystems, Plants for Life and People and Place. An expanded team in Kings Park Education is offering innovative, Australian curriculum-linked programs to students from Kindergarten to University. A special feature of the 2012 program is the Nyoongar Boodja Festival which explores the six seasons of Nyoongar culture. The new 2012 Kings Park Education Program is now available online. Read more...

Kings Park Volunteer Information Session

Volunteer at Kings Park and Botanic GardenKings Park is now holding regular public information sessions to promote the wide range of volunteering opportunities.The next session is on Wednesday 2 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Each session includes a series of short presentations on the types of volunteer roles on offer, and includes an opportunity to talk with Kings Park staff and experienced volunteers. To RSVP please email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@bgpa.wa.gov.au. Read more...

Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners

Kangaroo Paws. Photo: D.BlumerThe experts from the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners advise that Autumn is the time to prune hybrid kangaroo paws. Cut flowering stems to their base as they finish flowering each year. Every second or third year, prune the entire plant to ground level in early autumn, to maintain health and vigour. Plants can be divided at the same time. Hybrid kangaroo paws are very easy to divide with a great success rate. You are invited to talk to Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners and horticulturists at the next Dig it with Coffee session held at Zamia café on May Drive. The sessions are held on the first Wednesday of every month between 10.00am and 11.00am. Places are limited, so please book early by phoning the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners on 9480 3672. Read more...

Western Australian Tree Climbing Championships

Western Australian Tree Climbing ChampionshipsThe Western Australian Tree Climbing Championships will take place in Kings Park in Synergy Parkland on May Drive from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 April 2012.  Visitors are invited to come along and watch as competitors scale Kings Park’s trees to mind-boggling heights and compete in exciting events including aerial rescue. With more than 20 competitors involved in this event including International Tree Climbing Champion Scott Forrest and Australian Tree Climbing Champion Joe Harris, you can pack a picnic, bring the family and enjoy the aerial acrobatics in the beautiful surrounds of Kings Park. This special event is free to attend. Read more…     

Anzac Day Dawn Memorial ServiceANZAC Day Dawn Service

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service is a Kings Park tradition, marking a solemn day of remembrance, gratitude and national pride. The Returned and Services League (RSL) invites you to attend the Dawn Service which commences at 6.00am at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. There will be some road closures in the Park for this special annual event so people are encouraged to use public transport to make their way to and from the Park. Read more….

Picnic in the park anyone?

Picnic rug by Otto and SpikeThis McFayden Picnic Rug by Otto and Spike is made from premium vintage surplus Australian Shetland wool and lined with a moisture proof backing. This luxury rug is available in five colours from Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop and is the perfect addition to an Autumn picnic in the Park. Other great products available this month include stunning jewellery from contemporary jewellery designer Claire Townsend, the new Autumn/Winter range of bags and accessories from Nancybird, authentic replicas of Australian houses and new home wares from Fink and Delma White. Read more…

Free Guided Morning Walk – Bold Park

White cheeked honeyeaterNow that the Bold Park evening walks have drawn to a close, take advantage of the Easter holidays and join the Bold Park Volunteer Guides for one of their morning walks on either Saturday 7th, Thursday 12th or Sunday 15th April. Take in the floral highlights, animal facts and fascinating geological tidbits as you walk, while enjoying the cheerful chatter of honey eaters feeding amongst the Banksia flowers. These free walks will be leaving at 9am from Tuart Car Park, on Perry Lakes Drive, returning at 10:30am. Please RSVP to  friendsbp@bgpa.wa.gov.au. Read more…


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