Dangerous Animals at Holiday Fun Club

On the last day of the April School holidays, seven budding biologists who work with our Youth Services headed to the Perth hills to discover the many wild, harmful and dangerous creatures living in Australia.

After a stop at Sculpture Park for an adventure through the magnificent playground, followed by a yummy homemade wrap, our biologists were soon clambering back on board the vehicles heading for the Perth Hills Discovery Centre to meet the creatures.

A girl attending the Fun Club holds a snake in her forearms

After arriving and having sun cream applied and water bottles refilled, the children gathered with the Perth Hills Discovery Centre staff to learn about the many deadly, dangerous and harmful creatures that live in Australia. Stonefish, scorpions, crocodiles, dingos, magpies, sharks, spiders, a variety of venomous and nonvenomous snakes and heaps more.

Working together the children had to identify and rate the creatures as either deadly, dangerous or harmful and place them upon a huge map of Australia. Following this, they played a series of games under the shady trees of the Discovery Centre.

The children were delighted to be able to hold a variety of live snakes and lizards of varying sizes. As the VisAbility staff recoiled in horror, the children bravely and gamely let the lizards lay in their laps, or the snakes curl around their arms, as they listened to the staff explain about the reptiles and how they live, and what they eat.

Soon it was time to head back to VisAbility. On the way home there was much discussion about the wild and dangerous creatures that live in Australia, and plans were made for the next exciting Junior Fun Club outing.

To find out more about our Holiday Program in Western Australia, including upcoming dates and activities, please see our School Holiday program.