Clay Critters in the Forest | Illawarra

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Come along on a fun adventure exploring the rainforest’s natural world through a magnifying glass. The activity includes a guided walk and a craft session where kids will create a critter from clay, as well as learning fun freaky facts and insect antics in the rainforest. It is a great opportunity for first responder families to get out and explore the local area, be active and make connections.

This is an outdoor activity for families to connect and interact with their own, as well as other families, contributing to the development of close family relationships and help building social connections. Walking is a means of improving and maintaining physical health, improving sleep patterns and relieving stress for your mental health. Nature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for students and children to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families. Suitable for all ages, though children under the age of 4 may need assistance with making the clay critter. Light refreshments will be provided after the activity in the picnic area (from about 12noon – 1pm). Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive confirmation by email from the Fortem team.


Sep 30 2021


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team