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Sport, Art and Education go online for Sydney Olympic Park Live

15 Apr 2020

Virtual bird watching, art exhibitions, craft and exercising with Sydney Kings star Kevin Lisch are just some of the great activities now hosted online for Sydney Olympic Park LIVE.

At a time when many people cannot visit the Park for recreation and school holiday activities, Sydney Olympic Park LIVE allows unique experiences to be delivered directly into people’s homes.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority Senior Manager Marketing and Communications Brett Morgan said in past weeks a number of programs had been successfully launched as virtual activities, with an online Easter Egg Hunt on the weekend attracting hundreds of particpants.

“People are enjoying exploring the Park virtually, so we are adapting programs and activities online to allow people to engage with some of what the Park has to offer from the comfort of their desk or loungeroom,” Mr Morgan said.

He said Sydney Olympic Park was a world-class destination for sport and recreation, and it was also a rich source for education and learning.

“Sydney Olympic Park is usually a thriving hub of learning and discovery with excursions, school holiday activities, a Mini Park Rangers program and lots more,” he said.

“Every year more than 500,000 students visit the Park for sport and curriculum-based activity. We want to ensure those students can continue their educational experience with Sydney Olympic Park.

“So we are using all of our expert resources to ensure a broad selection of programs and experiences are available to people online.”

Sydney Olympic Park LIVE has launched with three channels, each featuring a range of content:
1. Arts and Culture

  • ARTEXPRESS - Take a virtual tour of ARTEXPRESS, an exhibition of works from talented HSC students featuring outstanding paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings and new media artworks. Content includes a virtual tour, a spotlight on artist Toma Ramos from Westfields Sports High, and an overview with Tony Nesbitt, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Manager Events & Activation.
  • Art in the Park - tour some of the 50 pieces of public art on display in the Park.
  • VR Mirki at Murama Dance Ground - Explore culture as you watch Mirki at the Murama Dance ground, a functional art installation that provides the community with a safe place to gather and participate in cultural and spiritual activities

2. Learning and Discovery

  • Education for Schools – virtual excursions featuring curriculum based school programs delivered as virtual lessons.
  • EagleCAM – watch the Park’s resident white bellied sea eagles as they nest. Live Cam 24/7.
  • Slider Turtle – did you know the Red-Eared Slider Turtle is an “invasive alien”?
  • Mini Rangers – Ranger Judy walks you through a craft activity for Mini Rangers, complete with an activity sheet.

3. Sport and Recreation

  • Exercise - Sydney Kings star Kevin Lisch is at home with his four adorable children showing off some backyard work-out routines.
  • Bike Tour – take a 360 virtual bike tour of the amazing parklands, complete with wetlands, rivers, parkland and urban attractions.

Content will continue to be added to Sydney Olympic Park LIVE regularly, and worksheets and other resources for children would also be available to enhance the virtual learning experience.

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