Wooden Wonderland Native and Natural Play Garden: Meruka Childcare Cooperative
Special thanks to sculptor Leigh Conkie. To create a natural experiental outdoor play area that features Australian native animals sculpted from wood. The Wooden Wonderland will allow children to touch, smell, feel & learn about natural resources, the environment & native flora & fauna. A complementary education program will also run in the classrooms. Sculptures may include: Slide & cuddle-me kangaroo, Ride & wrestle-me wombat, Pat-me platypus & water splash space, Possum Magic peekaboo tree.
The total project cost is $5 000.00
The major costs associated with the project are:
Contract a local sculptor to create the animals $3,500
Tree stumps/wood $1,000
The $1,000 grant will be used to
Engage the sculptor ie create the animal sculptures.
The remains funds will come from already planned fundraising events: Trivia Night, Twilight Market, Chocolate, Raffles etc. Some existing funds are already earmarked for such activities.