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Closer to Nature with Clay – holiday fun for kids and parents

No need to feel bored this winter holiday. Join the Helderberg Eco-Rangers and explore the natural and wonderful world of Whales, Owls and Rhinos through clay and an informative presentation. Create works of art that express yourself, what you see in nature and these magnificent creatures.

Fun with Clay

Fun with Clay

Learn the basic techniques of modelling with clay. Take home a unique piece of work. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick-up 3 weeks after the last day of class. We will inform you when you can collect.

These workshops will be led by Andreas Groenewald who will explore and discuss each creature in an interactive presentation. Yolanda Engelbrecht will guide and help you use clay to make forms inspired by the creature of the day. Eco-Ranger staff will be on stand by to assist.

Join us for all three workshops, or choose one (or two) you really like.

When: 8th, 9th & 10th (Rhinos) July 2014
Where: Helderberg Nature Reserve
Time: 10.00 – 12.30
Cost: R100 per person / session (R80.00 per person / session if you book all three workshops)
Extra clay: R35 per extra pack should you need more

The program:
Tuesday 8 July: Whales Gentle giants of the oceans

Gentle giants of the oceans

Gentle giants of the oceans

The coming of the whales to the Western Cape’s southern coastline every year between June and November, not only creates a stir, but brings to our shores a large, intelligent and remarkable giant of the sea and the only mammal to have adapted to life in the open oceans. Which whales visit our shores? Where do they come from? Why do they come here? Let’s learn more about the gentle giants and make your own whale candle holder to take home!

Wednesday 9 th July: Owls Hunters of the night

Owls – Hunters of the night

Owls – Hunters of the night

While we sleep, owls silently swoop through the night skies. But what else goes on after dark? How do owls hunt so well and what do they eat? Where do they live and who are their enemies? Join us to find out more about these silent hunters and make your own tea candle holding owl!


Thursday 10th July: Save our Rhinos!

Save our Rhinos!

Save our Rhinos!

One of the most special sightings for any wildlife enthusiast must be when you see a rhino. Sadly, there is a great chance that some, if not all, of these beautiful animals will be killed by poachers. The rhinos in South Africa are under attack, as are the other rhino species in the world.


We HAVE To Save Our Rhinos!

We want to teach the children about these animals and raise awareness to the plight of these gentle giants.
We’ll be making a clay rhino for you to take home.

Who can join:
These workshops are aimed at families who enjoy being creative in nature.
Children aged 3-5 must have one parent to accompany them.
Children 6-14 can be left on their own.
We welcome parents and grandparents to join in – make it a fun family day!

What to bring:
Bring along a smile and lots of creativity. You can bring an apron or some clothes you don’t mind messing up. In the case of good weather . . . . bring along a picnic. After all the fun, you can explore the outdoors, take a walk and enjoy a leisurely picnic under the oaks. Refreshments can be purchased at the Oak cafe.

Book NOW!
Book in advance to reserve your space.
Booking form here.

NOTE: Full payment is required in advance. You will need your receipt in order to get through the gate

Come and learn, create, play and have fun!

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