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ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019 ended on Sunday 14 October 2018.

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Xerochrysum bracteantha

Colour in Winter Guided Walks

11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2.00 pm–3.00 pm daily, Monday 9 August–Sunday 15 August — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Brighten your winter day and discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens with a Volunteer Guide.

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MEGAfauna: once there were giants!

MEGAfauna: once there were giants!

26 June –25 July 2021 — Special trail through the Gardens

Embark on an adventure trail filled with nature, science and history! Come face to face with Australia's prehistoric past by immersing yourself in the Gardens newest Megafauna trail – the first of its kind in Australia.

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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Wattle Walks

11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2.00–3.00 pm daily, 30 August–5 September — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Celebrate Wattle Week with a guided walk exploring the Gardens’ collection of wattles, the genus Acacia.

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Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October — Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Discover Australia’s threatened species from the perspective of young artists in this outdoor exhibition.

The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition helps children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals.

Young artists aged 5–12 can choose any Australian threatened plant or animal species to design an original work of art. Finalists’ artworks will be printed and hung in an outdoor exhibition at the Gardens.

There are three age categories: 5–7 year olds, 8–10 year olds and 11–12 year olds.

Prizes will also be awarded in the special categories of most unusual entry, best plant entry, best group-work entry and the best written explanation or story of a work.

Two new prize categories have been added for 2019: best all abilities and best local species (the ACT local area extends to the sea including Jervis Bay and the rest of coastal southeast NSW)

A number of highly commended awards will also be given.

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Any questions? Please contact Helen Church at helen@hsi.org.au or 02 9973 1728 (office hours only).

You might also want to browse the competition entries or visit the Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook page.

When

Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October

Where

Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Price

Free