Details

Starts:
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 5:30PM
Stops:
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:00PM
Ticket deadline:
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:00AM

Location
Le Page Homestead, Plenty Gorge Park
Gordons Road
South Morang
Victoria
3752
Australia

Info:

Come and join the fun at Hawkstowe Park to celebrate Earth Hour 2019. City of Whittlesea have partnered with Parks Victoria, Merri Creek Management Committee and the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) to deliver FREE activities: 

  • Bring Your Own Waste Free Picnic, 5.30pm-7pm: Take advantage of the picturesque Hawkstowe Park picnic area by bringing your own minimal waste picnic to share with family and friends. A gift will be awarded to the group with the least waste. The winners will also feature on Council’s Facebook page.
  • Minibeast Discovery, 5.30pm-7pm: Discover a bug’s world and get to know some tiny critters and what they mean to our environment. Peer through a microscope into the world of a minibeast.
  • Junior Ranger Walk with Parks Victoria, 7pm-8pm: Join the Ranger on a guided walk to explore the physical and natural values of Plenty Gorge Park. Discover the variety of wildlife living along the Plenty River. See how many different birds and animals you can find.
  • Frog census with Merri Creek Management Committee, 7pm- 8pm: Walk and talk around the wetland to learn about the frogs of Whittlesea. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census. 
  • Stargazing with the Astronomical Society of Victoria 8.30pm-10pm: Look at the constellations and learn about the cosmos. ASV astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Registrations begin at 8.15pm.

The art gallery at historic Le Page Homestead will be open by Plenty Valley Arts from 6.00pm-8.00pm.

Hot drinks will be served by Mill Park Garden Club for a gold coin donation. 

Bookings are essential.  For more information contact Council’s Sustainability Planning Department on (03) 9217 2042 or sustainability@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.  

Contact the Event Manager

Select your tickets

Waiting List- Star Gazing

Free

Missed out on a ticket to star gazing? Please put your name down on the waiting list, and if we have anyone drop out of the event, we will let you know a few days before hand. Thanks for your understanding.

THURSDAY, 11 APR 19

8:00am

SOLD OUT- BYO Waste Wise Picnic Dinner 5.30-7.00pm

Sold out

Take advantage of the picturesque Le Page Homestead picnic area by bringing your own minimal waste picnic dinner to share with family and friends. A gift will be awarded to the group with the least waste.

SATURDAY, 30 MAR 19

5:30pm

SOLD OUT- Minibeast Discovery 5.30-7.00pm

Sold out

Discover a bug’s world and get to know some tiny critters and what they mean to our environment. Peer through a microscope into the world of a minibeast. Children must be supervised by an adult at this activity.

SATURDAY, 30 MAR 19

5:30pm

SOLD OUT- Junior Ranger Walk 7.00-8.00pm

Sold out

Join the Park Ranger on a guided walk to explore the physical and natural values of Plenty Gorge Park. Discover the variety of wildlife living along the Plenty River. Children must be supervised by an adult at this activity.

SATURDAY, 30 MAR 19

5:30pm

SOLD OUT- Frogs of Whittlesea/ Frog Census 7.00-8.00pm

Sold out

Walk and talk around the wetland to learn about the frogs of Whittlesea. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census. Children must be supervised by an adult at this activity.

SATURDAY, 30 MAR 19

5:30pm

SOLD OUT- Star Gazing 8.30-10.00pm (Registrations from 8.15pm)

Sold out

Look at the constellations and learn about the cosmos. Astronomical Society of Victoria astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Children must be supervised by an adult at this activity.

SATURDAY, 30 MAR 19

5:30pm

Details

Starts:
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 5:30PM
Stops:
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:00PM
Ticket deadline:
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:00AM

Location
Le Page Homestead, Plenty Gorge Park
Gordons Road
South Morang
Victoria
3752
Australia

Info:

Come and join the fun at Hawkstowe Park to celebrate Earth Hour 2019. City of Whittlesea have partnered with Parks Victoria, Merri Creek Management Committee and the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) to deliver FREE activities: 

  • Bring Your Own Waste Free Picnic, 5.30pm-7pm: Take advantage of the picturesque Hawkstowe Park picnic area by bringing your own minimal waste picnic to share with family and friends. A gift will be awarded to the group with the least waste. The winners will also feature on Council’s Facebook page.
  • Minibeast Discovery, 5.30pm-7pm: Discover a bug’s world and get to know some tiny critters and what they mean to our environment. Peer through a microscope into the world of a minibeast.
  • Junior Ranger Walk with Parks Victoria, 7pm-8pm: Join the Ranger on a guided walk to explore the physical and natural values of Plenty Gorge Park. Discover the variety of wildlife living along the Plenty River. See how many different birds and animals you can find.
  • Frog census with Merri Creek Management Committee, 7pm- 8pm: Walk and talk around the wetland to learn about the frogs of Whittlesea. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census. 
  • Stargazing with the Astronomical Society of Victoria 8.30pm-10pm: Look at the constellations and learn about the cosmos. ASV astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Registrations begin at 8.15pm.

The art gallery at historic Le Page Homestead will be open by Plenty Valley Arts from 6.00pm-8.00pm.

Hot drinks will be served by Mill Park Garden Club for a gold coin donation. 

Bookings are essential.  For more information contact Council’s Sustainability Planning Department on (03) 9217 2042 or sustainability@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.  

Contact the Event Manager