Young Friends

Family Group Activities

Do you like exploring in the bush and learning about nature? Then why not try these activities when your family visits a conservation park. You could then ask your mum or dad, or an older brother or sister, to sign as you complete each activity. This will help you to become a young friend of your park. Remember to always be safe in your park, by having an adult with you at all times.

1. Pick up a shopping bag of litter from your park. Make sure you wear garden gloves to protect your hands.
Signed ……………… Date …………

2. Know two rules of the park and why they have been made.
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3. Find out why a pet dog may not be allowed in your park.
Signed ……………… Date …………

4. Identify two creatures that live in the leaf litter.
Signed ……………… Date …………

5. Draw four kinds of leaves – two from introduced species and two from native shrubs.
Signed ……………… Date …………

6. Name two different vegetation areas in your park. Tell what you see there.
Signed ……………… Date …………

7. Identify six different native birds that live in the park, and draw any two of them.
Signed ……………… Date …………

8. Name two introduced animals that live in the park. Tell why they are pests in the park.
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9. Take mum or dad on a 30-minute self-guided walk in the park and tell them what you have learnt.
Signed ……………… Date …………

10. Write a short story on what you have learnt about the park, and say why you would like to become a friend of your park.
Signed ……………… Date …………

When you have completed your activity sheet, take it to school and share it with your teachers and friends.

These activities could also be used by teachers as the basis for student work.

Acknowledgement
These activities were planned by Graham Churchett and Joy Stewart, for the Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc. Used with permission.