Enjoy free activities for children such as net dipping  at the Upcycle Your Holidays event on April 21 in Lismore.
Enjoy free activities for children such as net dipping at the Upcycle Your Holidays event on April 21 in Lismore. Contributed

Explore the outdoors these school holidays

KIDS get to operate a garbage truck, explore the botanic gardens and make recycled art and craft at the Upcycle Your Holidays event these school holidays.

The event will be held at the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre on Thursday April 21.

Bring a hat, covered shoes and plenty of drinking water, to spend a day involved in a number of activities, including:

Guided walks through the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Recycled art and craft, and free badge making

Operate a garbage truck - climb in and see how it all works

Net dipping - see what creepy crawlies are under the water surface and what that means for water health

Bus tours of the facility - see the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in action and check out the machinery that sorts and separates recycling

Learn how your actions impact on our water catchment with the interactive Catchment Model

The facility will be open for business as usual, so children must be accompanied by a supervising adult and adhere to the signs for safety.

The event, which is open to anyone across the Northern Rivers, will be held from 9am until 1pm on April 21 at the Environment Education Centre located at the recycling centre on 313 Wyrallah Rd, East Lismore.

All are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the botanic gardens after the activities have finished.

There's no need to book for this free event.



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