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If you take a short visit to a park in your neighbourhood you can practice social distancing, naturally.

Social distancing is vital for our physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic, but let’s not forget our mental health. A short walk in a local park or open space provides an opportunity to stay active and healthy.

Remember to follow the rules about public gatherings that are intended to keep us all safe and well and please do not visit if you are required to self-isolate.

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 on the SA Health website. You can also download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.
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Little bit of a feel good Friday story in otherwise serious times.

The chrysalis this Monarch Butterfly emerged from had a bit of a rough start. It broke off from the branch it was hanging on and fell to the bottom of the enclosure, when the customer went to move it to a safer spot they tripped and it was then thrown a few meters across the room. I replaced it for them with another and nearly put the original in the bin thinking the butterfly inside surely hadn't made it. Last minute I decided to give it a go but because it had almost no silk on top I had to hang it in a bulldog clip.

Here we are a week later and I came in to this sight this morning, of a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. After a morning pumping up and drying it's wings we released it this afternoon and it made its maiden flight to the bush out the front of the centre. Unfortunately my camera skills weren't good enough to capture the maiden flight but it goes to show how resilient nature can be. 🙂
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Covid 19 update

With the new information this week we have decided to continue trading at this stage. We will continue to supply our educational resources to schools.

We are taking added precautions with disinfecting surfaces regularly and reducing foot traffic through the Center as much as possible. If you are collecting or returning loans we ask that you don’t bring children into the centre. We appreciate how much they enjoying looking around the show room but we are trying to avoid as much contact as we can.

We are also limiting it to one customer in the front foyer at a time so please wait out the front if we are already serving and use the hand sanitiser available in your way in.

We hope you understand our new precautions and we look forward to returning to normal function ASAP when it is safe to do so.
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This great simple demo was sent in by one of our member schools showing why we need to wash hands with soap and not just water.
Please share with our wider community.
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With the current heath issues surrounding COVID - 19 we would like to advise our customers that we will be continuing to provide our services as long as schools remain open. We are following advice from the department about hygiene protocols and do not believe our normal services will have a negative impact as long as appropriate hand washing is maintained. However we fully appreciate these are uncertain times and therefore any previously booked loans or hires will not incur any fees even if cancelled or rearranged late. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Monarch Butterfly is beautiful at all stages of its life and a great real life demonstration to teach children about life cycles. We have a large amount of caterpillars in stock now for purchase and they come accompanied by a supply of their required food and a care sheet. Call 8357 3413 during our opening hours 1:30 - 5:30 Monday to Saturday if you are interested in more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know you can also buy environmental education resources from the Nature Education Centre? Right now we have a special on these two great books from Butterfly Conservation South Australia so come in and grab a copy now to learn about our native moths and butterflies 🦋 ... See MoreSee Less

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