It’s time to get back to nature these school holidays with free Nature Festival event Guranna Wilba Minlagawingga (Good Day at Minlagawi) happening in Minlaton on Thursday, October 13.
The all-ages event will be held in the Minlagawi Gum Flat Reserve, corner of Gum Flat and Old Port Vincent Roads in Minlaton.
It is proudly supported by Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association, a SYP Community Hub and Wellbeing SA partnership, and Yorke Peninsula Council.
Activities will include Nharangga string making and throw sticks, rock art, mindful dance and movement, outdoor circus tricks, water bugs, cubby building, nature scavenger bracelets and warrior arm bands, music and earth drums, nature art and craft, kids yoga, henna art hand tattoos, face painting, nature weaving and more.
Animals Anonymous will have plenty of cuddly and curious creatures to admire at the event including yalgis (Nharangga for bettongs), lizards and birds.
Animals Anonymous is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, in partnership with the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board.
Yorke Peninsula Council Environment Officer Letitia Dahl-helm said the event provided an opportunity to roam the reserve and discover all of its secret spots.
“This is the perfect chance to enjoy the great outdoors with this event giving children the opportunity to explore and play in the environment how they choose,” Mrs Dahl-helm said.
“Nature is central to who we are as South Australians, with more than 90 per cent of us going to parks and beaches each year.
“We encourage everyone to explore and play in the reserve or join in hosted sessions which cater for a variety of interests.
“It is also a great opportunity to pack your picnic basket, snacks and rug to enjoy morning tea or lunch in the sunshine.”
The free event will be held at the reserve from 10am to 1pm.
For more information or to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/guranna-wilba-minlagawingga-good-day-at-minlagawi-tickets-398669580447.