Lost in the Bush

Join us at the Australian Botanic Garden this school holidays and let the wonders of the Cumberland Plain Woodland ignite your spirit of exploration.

Trees in the Cumberland Plain Woodland

Bowden Centre, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan 


9, 11, and 16 July 2024 


10am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm 


$18.50 Child 

$16.50 Foundation & Friends members


1.5 hours

Discover secrets of survival

Step into the captivating world of the remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland, where every twist and turn unveils a new lesson in survival and conservation.

In this school holidays program, kids will have the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow in a unique outdoor setting. Led by our expert Educators, they’ll delve into the secrets of survival, learning essential skills like finding water sources, navigating by the sun, and crafting tools from natural materials.

But it's not just about survival skills; it's also about understanding and appreciating the precious ecosystem of the Cumberland Plain Woodland. Through immersive activities and guided discussions, your kids will learn why this area is so vital to protect and conserve. They'll gain a newfound respect for the diverse array of native wildlife that call this woodland home and the urgent need to safeguard their habitats.

From creating sun dials and mastering compass navigation to embarking on scavenger hunts and building miniature rafts, every activity is designed to inspire creativity, foster teamwork, and instil a sense of environmental stewardship. And rest assured, safety is our top priority—we'll simulate being lost in the wilderness to prompt insightful discussions on preparedness and resilience.

So why not make this school holiday one to remember? Join us at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and let your children's imaginations run wild amidst the wonders of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.

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