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Flinders Chase is Nature Play Park of the Month

News release
26 September 2017

Nature Play SA and Natural Resources Kangaroo Island have teamed up to offer a range of fun events in Flinders Chase National Park this October, including an open day on the 21st.

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island Ranger-in-Charge Caroline Paterson said for many Kangaroo Island children, playing outside in nature was an ordinary part of their childhood.

“For some of our city cousins however, the opportunity to free range outside has been lost, as working households look to more structured activities and new technologies to help manage their time, within the safe confines of the home,” Ms Paterson said.

“But we all know that we feel better and more relaxed when we’re in nature, and being outdoors gives children the chance to explore, to engage in imaginative play, and to learn about their surroundings, which you just can’t get in front of a screen.

“Flinders Chase National Park provides a wonderful space to play these school holidays, with activities including cubby building, bushwalking along the new Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, bike riding in the bush and an eco art family experience hosted by Parenting KI.

“KI school children are eligible for free entry to all the island’s national parks, so join us in Kangaroo Island’s biggest backyard at Flinders Chase National Park these October school holidays.

Ms Paterson said that the Flinders Chase Open Day on 21 October would be a great opportunity for budding marine scientists to use the underwater marine monitoring camera, and learn about KI’s beach nesting birds from Friends of parks volunteers.”

Find out more at the NRKI events webpage: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ki/getinvolved/events

More information

Communications and media officer

8553 4444

kinrc@sa.gov.au