Nature for Health and Wellbeing


Using our magnificent coastline and wetlands to help you connect with your environment to benefit you physically, mentally and socially.

Nature for Health and Wellbeing is a new program that will include a range of activities such as nature walks, nature journalling, digital art, storytelling, forest bathing, meditation, local plant, animal and ecosystem knowledge and more.

There will be a variety of opportunities to participate including one off sessions, multi-part sessions as well as an ongoing series of workshops which will allow a deeper exploration of the topics allowing for an opportunity to connect as a group.

The programming will culminate in an exhibition at the Wings to Wellness Celebration held by the Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre annually in October.


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Nature Walk and Journalling in the Wetland: two part session

Over two Saturdays (15 and 29 April) join the Hobsons Bay conservation rangers and scientific illustrator Chris Rockley for a nature walk and journal in the wetlands.

Please note this is a two-part event. Please ensure that you can be available for both sessions before booking.

Saturday 15 April: Join the Hobsons Bay conservation rangers for a fun and educational nature walk, exploring the flora and fauna of the wetland.

The nature walk will begin on the path going through and along Laverton Creek while observing and discussing the flora and fauna in the area and ending with a walk through the Explosive Reserve.

Saturday 29 April: Join scientific illustrator and educator Chris Rockley (CHRIS ROCKLEY STUDIOS) for an introductory session on nature journalling in the wetland.

The nature journalling with Chris will involve a walk through Laverton Creek where the group will find a suitable area to sit where they will draw and write about what they see.

Meet at the gate to the Truganina Explosives Reserve.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Please dress for the weather. Wear covered walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

Bookings close at 4pm on day before session. Please cancel your booking if you can no longer attend both sessions.

Saturday 15 and 29 April

10am to 11am

Truganina Explosive Reserve, Altona


This event is part of the Nature for Health and Wellbeing Program brought to you by the EnviroCentre - Hobsons Bay LibrariesHobsons Bay City Council and Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre. This program is possible thanks to the Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grant, awarded by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria.