Get back to nature with guided walks with Nature Play SA
Not-for-profit organisation Nature Play SA is bringing nature and wellness walks to Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
Nature Play SA’s interpretive, educational and interactive events are aimed at encouraging visitors to natural areas in South Australia that are rich in culture, ecology, and heritage.
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is steeped in cultural history as the land of the Kaurna People, as well as rich in European history, including use as a training ground for WWI military horses, which makes the park an ideal location for learning.
The initiative is being rolled out across 5 South Australian locations, including Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, Wara Wayingga – Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve, Scott Creek Conservation Park, Woorabinda Bushland Reserve, and Knot Hill Native Forest Reserve.
On Nature Walks, which are aimed at families, participants can learn about preserved invertebrate specimens, feathers and seed pods, and other wildlife food sources, while listening to stories and engaging with interpretive signage about what they are experiencing.
The Wellness Walks, aimed at adults, will be centred around strategies for wellbeing, such as mindfulness and physical activity. Throughout the walk participants will be treated to poetry readings and explore our emotional similarities to nature such as resilience, healing, and renewal.
You will also hear about opportunities to become involved in conservation of our parks through Friends of Parks volunteer groups.