RiverLife Cooks River Interpretive Tours
The RiverLife Interpretive Tours Program is currently recruiting community volunteers to lead tours along the Cooks River
Each RiverLife guide provides a personal touch to many different and exciting narratives encompassing the rich history of the River. Tours provide a learner-centred approach to education, using the Cooks River catchment as a dynamic, living classroom. Participants can learn about history, geology, plants and animals, land use planning, climate change and stormwater issues. Tours guides incorporate a variety of methods, modes and visual interpretation, and are encouraged to be creative.
To find out more about becoming a RiverLife Tour Guide, please call 9748 9973, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverlife Tours aims to engage the community to actively learn about their unique social and physical environments and to do something about local environment problems. Riverlife is a joint initiative of Marrickville, Canterbury and Strathfield Councils funded by the Department of Environment and Conservation's Our Environment; It's a Living Thing program. So, get out, get fit, and learn something. Meet new people, learn about your local area, and enjoy the nature around the Cooks River. Your friendly volunteer guide is a local resident trained in delivering tours. All tours are FREE and places are limited to 20 per tour.
Riverlife Interpretive Tours explores the relationship between the urban environment and the Cooks River through community led activities. Riverlife Tours are an opportunity for local citizens to share knowledge and passions about the Cooks River in an interactive and engaging way. The first group of community Riverlife Interpretive Tour Guides were trained in October 2003 and resulted in highly popular kayaking tours on the river run by the Tempe River Canoe Club; an arts workshop that allows creative expression of the value of the river; and a walking tour that interprets the history and stories of the Cooks River.
For more information on upcoming RiverLife Tours, contact the Environment Officer at Cooks River Foreshores Working Group at 9748 9963.