Get back to nature with guided walks with Nature Play SA

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 SAs 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.