Smell and Touch Sensory Safari

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Date(s) - 23/07/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Mary Geraldine Harmsworth Park

A 90 minute workshop-on-foot for all the family. Learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells of urban nature and green spaces using your senses of smell and touch.

We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on ‘alert’ all the time.  On this delightful walkshop you can learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells (fragrant and noxious odours too), at the same time as discovering secret haunts and the little known history of smell. Brush your hands across a lavender bush, or squeeze a leaf of eucalyptus and yet more smells are broken free.

This is a practical hands on walkshop in which you can discover how to tell the age and health of a tree through only using your nose and fingers!  Trees offer so much in terms of touch.  We will encourage participants to trace leaves, rub trunks, and stroke branches – not the thorny ones however!

  • Meet under the guns in front of the Imperial War Museum
  • Suitable for families; children must be accompanied.  All materials provided.
  • Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not over producing notebooks etc.   

When booking you will be taken to an Eventbrite site


This event is free – but please book in advance as capacity is limited.

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