Family-friendly art & nature event coming to Park Lands tomorrow

Across the day, The Park Lands Project will see citizen science workshops, nature walks and even a butterfly walk.

The Park Lands Project is a micro and macro creative journey of discovery exploring the biodiversity significance and adaptive nature of the flora and fauna living in the Adelaide Park Lands on May 16.

The four hour event will see SA based artists Laura Wills, Rosina Possingham, Louise Flaherty and Belinda Gehlert, commissioned to create a series of multi-media and audio artworks. The artworks will offer a new perspectives of the patterns, habitats and landscapes of the local flora and fauna, and are informed by local surveys and the specialist knowledge of biodiversity professionals and conservation groups.

Across the day, The Park Lands Project will see citizen science workshops, nature walks, I-naturalist workshops, art and science talks, a butterfly walk to Park 16, plus specific events for kids, and music from Naomi Keyte.

A Welcome to Country by Kaurna elder Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien will address how Indigenous people build their empirical knowledge of the natural environment through action and stories.

Creative producer and OSCA Artistic Director Paul Gazzola said, “The sessions and workshops will provide the public an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills in monitoring, conserving and protecting native plants and animals as well as bring greater recognition to the important conservation work being undertaken in the area.”

The Park Lands Project is a collaboration between Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, Trees For Life, Hunter Gatherings and OSCA, with specific events being presented by, Butterfly Conservation SA, Nature Play SA and invited biodiversity professionals including Jenny Deans and John Sandham.

The Park Lands Project is a bike friendly, COVID-safe event and will be Auslan signed with disability access support.

The Park Lands Project will be held at Tuthangga/Carriageway park – Park 17 at the entrance from the corner of South Tce and Beaumont St, Adelaide, SA 5000.

The event is free but booking are essential and you can do that here.

To learn more about The Park Lands Project visit their website here.

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