More than 30 happy participants made dioramas showing the habitat requirements of Melbourne’s frogs in an activity led by Merri Creek Management Committee community engagement staff. The activity was a 2019 Fun Palace event, held at at Lalor Library in October.
Fun Palaces is a global annual event held every October celebrating the culture at the heart of our communities. Fun Palaces invite local people along to share their passions and expertise with others in the community. Activities are free, creative, interactive and lots of fun!
At the Merri Creek Management Committee Waterwatch activity, children and parents learned about the local habitats of creek dwelling frogs. They also learned about the life cycle of frogs, what do frogs in Melbourne eat, what are the local frog species and how do you tell them apart, why do frogs have a special call and why frogs are so important as a bio-indicator in our waterways. Then the fun part came! Children used paint, recycled materials and items from nature (including plants, rocks and sticks) to create homes or habitat for their little frogs in a recycled shoebox diorama. With the new knowledge and a model of frog habitat, hopefully participants will use their new skills to build and encourage frogs into their own backyards.
This event was funded by the City of Whittlesea and hosted by Lalor library
Pictures: particpants with their frog habitat diorama creations!