Nature Park

More than 2,000 residents participated in event

It was a family fun-filled event with activities including informative displays from over 20 participants, face-painting, games and animal shows.

The event was held in partnership with BSP as part of their Go Green campaign.

Other organisations present included Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, Piku Pig-nose Turtle Project, Love Your Coast and KK Kingston.

Each organisation focused on one of four themes - water or energy conservation, waste reduction or maintaining healthy environments.

Creepy Critter Week a hit at Nature Park

Creepy Critter Week was open to students from grades 1-4 and included a number of lessons educating children with basic knowledge of reptiles and insects and their importance in the eco system.

Nature Park’s education supervisor Amos Babaga said the program aimed to educate children in a fun and engaging way.

 “Each child was also given important lessons in snake safety, awareness and first aid,’’ said Babaga.

Gordons International primary school teacher Brian Samson said the children had learnt a lot throughout the week.

Nature Park to hold Cultural Week program

The program is expected to attract hundreds of school children from all over Port Moresby and will be held daily from Tuesday to Friday on September 1st-4th

Nature Park education supervisor Amos Babaga said that the program will be an educational journey through the park visiting informative stalls, artefact displays, legend and storytelling sessions and displays.

He said activities will be organised focused on two key themes; what is cultural conservation and how do to preserve cultures and protect wildlife

Nature Park to provide unlimited access for athletes

Through this arrangement from July 2-22, services will include free shuttle buses from the Games Village to the Nature Park and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority craft market area.

Discount entry will also apply to other official Games visitors including media, technical officials and VIP guests. 

Nature Park’s general manager Michelle McGeorge said that part of hosting the best games ever included ensuring athletes and visitors have the best experience ever.