Eco Explorers school holiday programs for Children 5 - 9

Are you looking for something active, loaded with educational fun and a little bit different for the children to enjoy during school holidays? Then look no further than GeckoEd’s super popular Eco-Explorers school holiday program.

A lifelong interest in the amazing Gold Coast environment could begin with an Eco-Explorer adventure. Held in the sheltered Currumbin Estuary with the low cost of $10 per child per session, with small class sizes and available for children 5 – 9 years. Our programs are conducted by experienced Teachers with Blue cards in a safe, nurturing environment with lots of fun, games, stories and hands on activities. Parents may accompany their children to share in the wonderful experience that is, Eco-Explorers.

Bookings are Essential. These programs often sell out quickly so don’t delay in enrolling in your course and date of choice. Programs run from 9am – 11am and all children are required to bring a water bottle, morning tea, hat, sunscreen and a sense of adventure.

Other Eco Explorer programs include a Kids Club every Friday afternoon during the school term as well as Birthday Parties based around our Eco Explorer activities. If you would like more information email: ecoexplorers@gecko.org.au and one of the Team will contact you.

Xmas School Holiday Fun Activities Program

Monday 17th December 2018 – Explore Tidal Pools – Has now sold out

Let’s explore the rock pools at Tallebudgera Creek, what kind of creatures live there and how. How many different sea creatures can you find?

The day includes games, story and sand sculptures.

We start from the grassed area on the east side of the Tallebudgera Bridge.

 

Wednesday 19th December 2018 – Let’s Find Birds – Has now sold out

Search for birds, learn their names as you see them, find out what they eat and how they live.   The day includes games, story and craft.
We start from Gecko House at 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin 

 

Monday 7th January 2019 – Learn Tree Secrets

What kind of trees surround us, how do they live where they live, what are they called and which creatures call them home.

The day includes games, story and craft, all evolving around the day’s topic.

We start behind the Pirate Ship, Palm Beach Parklands

Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Marvellous Megabats – Has now sold out

Let’s go and study the large bat colony along Currumbin Creek, how they live and interact with each other, what role they play in the ecosystem and what makes them marvellous.

The day includes playing bat related games, story and craft.

We start at Preston Park on Michel Drive, Currumbin 

 

Monday 14th January 2019 – Creatures of the Bark

How do you identify a tree by its bark? Become a tree detective at this EcoExplorer adventure and learn how.

The day includes games, story and craft.

We start from Preston Park, Michel Drive, Currumbin 

 

Wednesday 16th January – Incredible Insects – Has now sold out

Did you know that there are up to 30 million species of insects in the world?

They have amazing abilities, they are wonderfully varied and they are incredibly interesting.

To be a true nature explorer, you need to know your insects!

The day includes insect games, story and craft.

We start from Gecko House, 139 Duringan Drive, Currumbin 

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Limited number of bookings available so please pay upfront to ensure you don’t miss out. (1 Form per child)
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Mon 17th Dec – Explore Tidal Pools - Sold Out
Wed 19th Dec – Lets find Birds - Sold Out
Wed 9th Jan – Marvellous Megabats - Sold Out
Wed 16th Jan - Incredible Insects - Sold Out

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Mon 7th Jan - Learn Tree SecretsMon 14th Jan - Creatures of the Bark

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Holly & Mason came along to Funky Fish and Adventure Trail. They said they loved seeing all the baby fish, playing our chasing games and doing craft at the end of the program. They can not wait to come back again to become explorers.

Mya & Dinah came to our Beautiful Bugs. They loved walking through Winders Park with their magnifying glasses trying to find different bugs on the trees, leaves and grass. They loved looking through our special bug eye magnifiers so they could see how an insect sees everything in their world.

Ashlee and Beau came to Discovery Trail and Water Wonders. Ashlee said she loved all of it. Sand Sculpting, making boats out of leaves and clay sculpturing.

Karyn loved hunting for bugs, clay modelling and cleaning up all the rubbish in the park. She said she wants to come back to do more programs next holidays.

Karyn's Nana

Amaia loved catching and releasing the tiny fish in the creek and all the games and craft work. I came along and enjoyed watching her participate in all the activities on the excursion and she really had fun.

Amaia's Dad