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From Swamp to Scrub

Discover Sydney’s Parklands this National Science Week!

From Swamp to Scrub is Greater Sydney Parklands’ first virtual community event, bringing our parks to Australians to celebrate National Science Week on 14 - 22 August 2021.

Join us on an interactive science-packed journey through the wetlands of Sydney’s famous Centennial Park to the woodlands and scrub of Sydney’s biggest backyard, Western Sydney Parklands. Along the way, children, their adult friends and teachers will discover the plants and animals that call Australia’s biggest city home!

Who should join From Swamp to Scrub?

Are you a 5 to 10-year-old budding scientist? Or an adult friend or teacher of a 5 to 10-year-old budding scientist? If so, then From Swamp to Scrub is for you!

Virtually navigate your way across Sydney from the wetlands of Centennial Parklands to the woodlands and scrub of Western Sydney Parklands and explore over 25 science activities to complete your quest.

With adventures to complete on screen and away from the computer, From Swamp to Scrub will introduce kids to the variety of science in our parklands and teach them important skills while having fun along the way!

By the end of your journey, budding scientists will know:

  • Who was Australia’s dinosaur
  • Which backyard weeds can be turned into a yummy salad
  • How to find fancy delicacies in the Australian bush
  • How to help Australia’s wildlife by bringing back the bush
  • Which nocturnal superhero animals only come out at night
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’s important job to disperse seeds across our country
  • Plus much more!



This project received grant funding from the Australian Government as part of National Science Week, an annual celebration that excites the inner scientists in all of us.