Eco Fest 2016 at the Toondoon Botanical Gardens Gladstone was a smashing success.
We proudly presented to the Gladstone Community our finished Recycled Rag Rug,
We had Story telling by the Gladstone City Library,and we had present the Author and Illustrator of the Rockhampton based children's story book about the Fitzroy River Turtle....titled "Oh dear that's my rear".
We also had a children's activity where children got to make their own bottom breathing turtle out of recycled items.
Each child then went into the draw to win one of the amazing books Oh Dear That's My Rear.
Recycled Rag Rug
The rug was 12 months in the making and we were delighted and inspired by the amazing community spirit that went into completing the recycled rag rug.
Each panel of the rug came complete with a story and who it was made by and it was wonderful to see everyone wanting to see their completed panel in the whole rug and to
Read the other stories accompanied by each panel. We also had story boards telling of not only Creative Recycling Centre's journey and where we see ourselves in the future, but also how the rug started out through to its completion
Gladstone Library Story Telling and children's corner
Bettina from the Gladstone library held story telling times, reading the book Oh Dear That's My Rear along with other stories and finger and hand puppets. These were very popular with the littilies and as usual Bettina's story readings and puppet play were entertaining and heaps of fun.
Children were encouraged to make their own bottom breathing turtle from recycled card board and coffee pods.
We then placed a recycled magnet on the back and turned them into fridge ornaments.
We had some very creative children and the turtles turned out wonderfully.
Bottom breathing Turtle