Water Wednesday is coming to Rocky Creek Dam!

Wednesday, 18 September

To celebrate the school holidays, Lismore City Council is inviting families to Water Wednesday at Rocky Creek Dam on 9 October.

Come to the Rocky Creek Dam picnic area from 10am to 2pm to explore, create and learn through a series of outdoor activities about water, water saving, our water catchment and the plants and animals of the Big Scrub.

Normally our school holiday activities are at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre but as this is not possible at the moment due to the recent fire, we have moved the event to one of Lismore’s most special places – Rocky Creek Dam. This also gives us a chance to think more about where our water comes from and using it wisely.

Free fun on the day includes:

  • Nature activities: Take a close-up look at the rainforest plants of the Big Scrub.
  • Backyard birds: Identify local birds and their calls. Come along for info and get involved in the Aussie backyard bird count.
  • Koala watch and habitats: When does a koala need our help? Where does our wildlife live and why?
  • Catchment creation: Why do we need trees? Find out in this great learning activity.
  • Water walk: Take a guided walk across the dam wall. How does the water get from the dam to the tap and back?
  • Information Tent: Ask about what’s on and play the giant water-saving game.
  • 3D working Catchment Model: How can we help to keep the water clean and healthy?
  • Water science: Try some water experiments to make lilies, stars and giant bubbles.
  • Be waste wise: Draw your own design on a reusable bag to take home and shoot the 10c container basketball hoop!

Ample parking is available or you can catch the free bus from the Lismore Visitor Information Centre. It leaves at 9.30am and returns to Lismore at 1.30pm. Bookings are essential – phone 1300 87 83 87.

Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times and please be safe and aware when walking in the carpark. Bring a hat, sunscreen and drinking water.

You may also like to bring a picnic to have with the beautiful dam views or amongst the rainforest!

Lismore City Council is hosting Water Wednesday with support from the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens, Friends of the Koala, Richmond Landcare, Rous County Council and NE Waste.

 

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