Kids discover amazing environment

THE Lockyer Valley Regional Council Land for Wildlife Program hosted a Children's Workshop at the Fordsdale Community Hall last Saturday.

A magnificent autumn day set the scene for 18 children and 25 adults who joined together to explore the local natural environment and native animals through storytelling, music and art.

Geckoes Wildlife conducted a presentation with local native animals, including a Tawny Frogmouth, Squirrel Glider and Bandicoot, enthralling children and adults alike.

Professional storyteller Daryll Bellingham and the children created fantastic stories involving local places and wildlife.

Registered music therapist Rob McGrigor and the children explored the sounds of the natural environment and native animals through a myriad of different musical instruments, the children creating beautiful sounds and music reflecting nature.

Locally renowned artist Richard van Luyn had the children lost in a magical world of clay and painting, the outcomes of which astounded all those present.

Adults were kept busy with Deborah Metters, the SEQ Land for Wildlife Co-ordinator and local botanist Kym Sparshott, discussing and identifying local plants and animals.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Land for Wildlife Program, please contact the Land for Wildlife Officer at the LVRC on 5462 0376.

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