Nature Festival is returning to South Australia from the 25th of September to the 4th of October and we cant wait for Spring to be sprung so we can get amongst it!
The team from Nature Festival have released the full program of events this week, featuring an expansive array of talks, exhibitions, nature walks, workshops, bird watching and nature poetry.
Highlights from the 2021 program include a series of free events exploring the city’s diverse birdlife. Delivered alongside the Adelaide City Council, there will be guided tours around the city’s best parks for birdwatching. For those a little more experimental, Karrawirra Pari Immersive Experience is an educational augmented reality tour of Adelaide’s River Torrens learning about the river’s history, meaning and purpose.
For the kids
For kids there is the Pigeon Workshop with sculptor of the now famous Rundle Mall pigeon mural Paul Sloan, who will uncover the secrets behind his pigeon sculpture while the kids get messy with a range of fun art activities. Children will also get to enjoy an ornithological lab at the South Australian Museum, and artworks at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Other Nature Festival Events
Walks and Tours
For those fond of exploring the State by foot there will be tours happening across the festival, including the unique Southern Parklands Nature by Night Tour, which will explore the unique and wonderful world that comes to life in our Parklands after dark. Where Earth and Sky Meet is a guided tour of The Barossa Bush Garden, taking in the spectacular and rare native garden, or experience a tour in Adelaide’s Botanic Park and wonder at the magnificent Flying-fox colony as they fly-out at dusk.
The Mangrove-inspired Labyrinth Walk, will be a mindful walk on a distinctive pop-up labyrinth alongside the mangroves at Garden Island, offering participants a unique insight into the intrinsic beauty of mangroves in a once-off experience.
For those looking for a deeper connection there is, Nature and the Spiral Connection; slow down and immerse yourself in experiences connecting the spiral form, nature, and the labyrinth path, creating a sacred and special space where time slows down and the potential for growth and change is present.
For something that can be used in the kitchen there is the Gawler Environment Centre’s, Food Underfoot. Embark on a walk to discover which weeds are useful in the kitchen and how to prepare them safely. If eating weeds isn’t for you maybe learn the ancient art of string making and then how to make a simple basket from weeds in the surrounds of the beautiful McLaren Vale with Weaving with Weeds.
For those who want to experience the joys of the Nature Festival but aren’t too keen on braving the elements in walks and camping there are several other unique experiences to be enjoyed sitting down! Some events include a Nature Poetry Slam at Carrick Hill, Butterfly Theatre Company’s, Shakespeare in the Park, and a Nature Writing Workshop at Stangate House and Garden.
25 September – 4 October
For more information and to explore the complete Nature Festival 2021 program: