An online course that combines nature immersion activities and exploring indigenous plants that grow along the Merri creek. Historical information about the creek will be interwoven through the activities.
This course is for members of the community who want to develop a stronger connection to nature, want to learn more about the Merri Creek and potentially how to become involved in caring for it.
The creator of this program, Nita McIntyre, is a certified Forest Therapy guide and Merri Creek enthusiast. She has spent the last couple of years facilitating a nature-based inclusive community program - Bush Connections - in collaboration with Parks Victoria.
"During the COVID restrictions this year, my family and I have spent countless hours at the creek. It has been our treasured escape from the pressures of working and learning from home. I've enjoyed learning about the history and plants of the Merri and look forward to sharing some of this information with you".
Proceeds will go to the Firesticks Alliance and the Merri Creek Environmental Fund.
The Firesticks Alliance is an Indigenous-led network that aims to re-invigorate the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management.
For more information about the Firesticks Alliance, go to www.firesticks.org.au
- Learn about the plants, animals and history of the Merri Creek
- A self guided experience to help better understand and connect with of the Merri Creek
People within quick travelling distance of the Merri Creek.
Vendor since 2020
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