These school holidays you are on Mangrove Mission!
Mangroves create habitat and nurseries for marine life, are essential for maintaining water quality and create a protective barrier for coastal environments and communities. This mission will take you to find the animals that live there and learn about the intriguing, and vital, benefits of mangroves. You will never look at the mangroves the same again!
The program is aimed at children 7-12 years of age and held in Currumbin.
Children are asked to wear a hat, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. For programs that finish by noon, children need to bring morning tea with them, and for programs that run longer than that, a lunch and perhaps a light afternoon snack too. (All food needs to be nut-free.) And don’t forget a water bottle!
We have wet weather plans in place so a bit of rain won’t stop us.
You will get an email a day before the program including details and contact names for the day. If you wish to get in touch with us before that, please email ecodiscoverers [at] gecko.org.au.
All our programs are run by experienced and qualified educators who look after your child during the program. The parents need to drop the children off approximately 10 minutes before the program starts and are asked to collect their child no later than 10 minutes after the program has finished. It is important that each attending child has been signed in and out by the parent or guardian.
All children attending need to be booked through our website. To ensure your child’s safety and a quality experience with us, we require to know numbers and details of children attending prior to the program.