Natural History Sketch Journey

Natural History Sketch Journey

Keeping a Natural History Sketch Journey to carry in the field – Workshop.
Saturday 18th of March, from 1pm till 3pm.

Reconnect with nature through sketching and writing with these simple methods for capturing the living beauty of each season. Be guided by local artist Robyn Graham to create a practical record of your nature travels and local area. Beginners to drawing welcome.

Presenter :Robyn Graham

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny

Cost: $30/person  – includes afternoon tea

Participants need to bring: A5 spiral bound sketch journal, graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B), soft white eraser

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The Mapleton Observatory

Mapleton Observatory

The Mapleton Observatory at the Mapleton School on Flaxton Drive.  Our experience varies from months to donkey’s years, and we have a couple of people who are taking college degrees in this subject. The one thing we all have in common is passion!  For bookings and/or enquiries about the Mapleton Observatory, please contact Lainie – telephone 07-54761183 – email

About the Mapleton Observatory Mapleton Observatory website

We hold one OPEN NIGHT each month (check their website for the next open night). There is no need to book for this night – just turn up.

Open nights start at sunset and run for a couple of hours, all for the modest cost of $5 each or $15 for a family.

We also are open for bookings. This can be for one, or for a group of 20. The fee structure is $5 per head with a minimum fee of $50. School groups are $4 a head.

The difference between open nights and booked nights is that on open nights you may only get to see a couple of night sky objects.