Local children hunt at home

Planned activities don’t come along often for outback children, and when the Marree Innamincka Kids Day at Dulkaninna was postponed at the end of March, the local Landscape Group took their activities online.

Using technology that was already familiar through School of the Air, the children had a great time learning more about animals in their environment through an online scavenger hunt.

Families across the region were emailed the scavenger hunt checklist and after collecting the items, the children shared their finds as a group online. The children were also shown some specimens found at the Arid Recovery site near Roxby Downs by Tori Wilson and Ines Badman, who joined the online chat.

Thanks to the parents who captured the children’s reactions when on the scavenger hunt, which makes for great watching.  You can see it under podcasts on the news and resources tab on our website.

A similar scavenger hunt was held for children in the Kingoonya and Gawler Ranges Districts earlier this month.