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WELCOME TO HERDSMAN LAKE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Environmental Experiences for Everyone

Discover a beautiful wetland just minutes from Perth city and meet the wildlife that call it home. The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is a unique place for school groups, community groups and the public to reconnect with nature.

 
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WETLAND WALKS

SPECIAL EVENTS

SCHOOL VISITS

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Upcoming Events

  • Bat Box Building Workshop
    Sun, 20 Jun
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    20 Jun, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Learn all about our native bats and how to protect them in this special once-off event with bat expert Joe Tonga.
  • WA Seabird Rescue talk and Wetland cleanup
    Sat, 26 Jun
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    26 Jun, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    WA Seabird Rescue will talk to us about the impacts of plastic pollution in our wetlands in this special volunteer event. Be part of the solution and join our volunteers with a wetland clean up afterwards.
  • A Buzz about Native Bees Workshop
    Sun, 27 Jun
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    27 Jun, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    In this special workshop, learn all about our native bees, what you can do to attract them and how to build the best native bee hotel!
  • NAIDOC School Holiday Adventures
    Mon, 05 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    05 Jul, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Boorloo Aboriginal Cultural Experiences will be visiting the Herdsman Lake Discovery centre for a special NAIDOC school Holiday Adventure including didgeridoo, dance and story telling.
  • Botanical Drawing - Carnivorous Plants with Laura Skates
    Tue, 06 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    06 Jul, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Carnivorous plants are often portrayed as scary people-eating monsters, but in reality they’re quite beautiful. Their trapping leaves are an amazing sight to see, and their fantastic colours, textures and shapes are inspiring. Learn more about native carnivorous plants with Laura Skates.
  • Terrarium Making with Laura Skates
    Thu, 08 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    08 Jul, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Terrariums are a great way to bring nature inside and learn about natural balance and healthy ecosystems.
  • Threatened Species Art Workshop
    Fri, 09 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    09 Jul, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Explore your creative talents and learn all about local threatened species. Completed artworks can be entered into the National Threatened Species Art Competition. Meet some live threatened species at the end of the session thanks to Native Animal Rescue.
  • Threatened Species Creature Feature
    Fri, 09 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    09 Jul, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Native Animal Rescue will be visiting and bringing some special guests for you to meet. Learn all about some of our most endangered species. Suit ages 4 - 12, but all welcome.
  • Nyungar Campfire Cooking and Storytelling with Uncle Neville
    Tue, 13 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    13 Jul, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Elder Neville Collard will join us these school holidays for storytime and campfire cooking. Come and taste damper and kangaroo stew and get involved in some indigenous storytelling and craft.
  • Nest Box Building Workshop
    Wed, 14 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    14 Jul, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Learn all about enhancing habitat for wildlife at Herdsman Lake with Simon Cherriman from the Re-Cyc-Ology Project! Create positive change for hollow-dependent wildlife by working together to convert waste materials into wildlife habitat. Limited to 10 families or groups!
  • Wetland Wonders
    Thu, 15 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    15 Jul, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Selby Street, Wembley WA, Australia
    Join us for an exciting hands-on programme about wetlands and what makes them so special. Get up close to our frogs, scoop for aquatic creatures, and go on a guided nature walk through our Paperbark Swamp!
  • Printmaking Workshop
    Fri, 16 Jul
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    16 Jul, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Using found objects and collage techniques to create a nature collagraph!
  • Monthly Morning Birdwalk (Third Sunday of the Month)
    Sun, 15 Aug
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    15 Aug, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us for a walk around picturesque Herdsman Lake guided by experts from Birdlife Australia.
  • Grand Re-opening Event
    Time is TBD
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Time is TBD
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us for this special event to re-open the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre. There will be special guests, talks and stalls.
 
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to nurturing a passion for nature through education, innovation and communication.

We are currently undergoing the first phase of the revitalisation plan for the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre!  The generous support of Lotterywest has enabled us to start creating a new, state-of-the-art Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits and displays focusing on the incredible diversity and uniqueness of Herdsman Lake.  We need to raise an additional $50,000 to complete the project and we are calling on our valued supporters to help raise the additional funds. Revitalising the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre will ensure that future generations of Western Australians will be able to enjoy this idyllic location, learn about nature and develop a passion for the environment.
All donations are tax-deductible.

Please click here to make a donation