Our Beaumaris Fossil Heritage

Presented by: Professor John Buckeridge, Marine Education Science and Community.

Let us take you on a fascinating journey across our rich fossil heritage following the demise of dinosaurs.

Local experts will guide you through the Beaumaris Sandstone – a site recognised nationally and internationally as containing the greatest abundance and diversity of fossils of any site in Victoria and Australia.

We would greatly appreciate if you could please fill out this evaluation form – your feedback will help us shape future programs.

This video contains closed captions in:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Coastal Plants and Beach Combing

Presenter: Naomi Wells, Bellarine Catchment Network

Have you wanted to know the names of plants that you see along coastal trails? Or what makes plants special and unique? Perhaps you would like to learn more about the diverse array of plants and animals found in the intertidal zone?

Join Naomi from Bellarine Catchment Network and learn about some beautiful local plants that you can find near you, as well as introducing you to different animals that live in the intertidal zone.

Naomi will take you on an adventure to meet four different types of animals, telling you a little bit about their lives. You will also find six plant species that exist right across Victoria and could be in your backyard!

Be sure to print the Beachcombing activity (PDF 3 MB) to take along to the beach.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to fill out this evaluation form – your feedback will help us shape future programs.

This video contains closed captions in:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Keep Corio Bay Clean 23 January 2020 – Geelong




Enjoy a morning at Western Beach learning about the importance of litter collection and keeping Corio Bay clean. Learn about the incredible species that exist in Corio and Port Phillip Bay and what you can do to help keep litter out of their habitat.



Also enjoy a free morning tea and some prizes!

 

This Event is suitable for all ages. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Please book for all indiviudals attending including all adults.





What to Bring… Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…The meeting place for this activity is near the skate park at Western Beach, look for the Coastcare flags. 

What stops a river? 15 January 2020 – Anglesea




– Discover the connection that exists between rivers, estuaries and the sea . We will demonstrate how sand can stop a river by doing EstuaryWatch monitoring and measuring the size of the sand berm on the beach. We will learn about the EstuaryWatch program and how people can get involved in water quality monitoring. Afterwards we will finish off with an activity demonstrating why estuaries are special – in particular for the lifecycle of the short-finned eel. 



This Event is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult.





What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place will be outside Anglesea Visitor Information Centre


Dune Edu-Action 24 January 2020 – Breamlea



Our dunes and beaches are wonderful places and are full of life. Ever wondered how they work?


Come and discover what makes them tick and the wonderful species, such as the Hooded Plovers, that live there. Finish by giving back something to the coast by helping to protect them.






What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place will be provided in your confirmation email upon booking.

Dune Edu-Action 15 January 2020 – Breamlea



Our dunes and beaches are wonderful places and are full of life. Ever wondered how they work?


Come and discover what makes them tick and the wonderful species, such as the Hooded Plovers, that live there. Finish by giving back something to the coast by helping to protect them.




What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place will be provided in your confirmation email upon booking.

Dune Edu-Action 09 January 2020 – Ocean Grove



Our dunes and beaches are wonderful places and are full of life. Ever wondered how they work?


Come and discover what makes them tick and the wonderful species, such as the Hooded Plovers, that live there. Finish by giving back something to the coast by helping to protect them.






What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat

  • Bottle of water

  • Insect repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • A happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!


Where to meet…

The meeting place will be provided in your confirmation email upon booking.

Lighthouse Tour 23 January 2020 – Aireys Inlet

Appreciate the coast from a different perspective. Learn about the natural and cultural features of Aireys Inlet, discuss some maritime history, lighthouse operations and find out how the lighthouse was used in the filming of children’s TV series Round the Twist . Participants are guided on a tour up the stairs and outside onto the balcony (weather permitting).



What to Bring..



.Comfortable, closed shoes





Where to meet…



The meeting place will be provided in your confirmation email upon booking.

Citizen Scientist : Sea Shell Safari and Micro-plastics Survey 12 January 2020 – Rye

Citizen Scientist : Sea Shell Safari and Micro-plastics Survey 12 January 2020 Rye 


Become a marine citizen scientist for a day and help the Port Phillip Baykeeper collect data that contribute to healthier waterways and habitats for our unique biodiversity.We will collect shells on the beach and identify them to learn about the important role of molluscs (shellfish) in the Bay ecosystem.The microplastics survey will help us gather data to guide targeted plastic pollution prevention.This event is suitable for children above 6 years old. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by an accompanying adult. 


What to Bring …



  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day

  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellant

  • Snacks

  • Hat

  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs

  • Sunscreen

  • a happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!



Where to Meet …


The meeting place for this activity is Rye Pier, Rye Beach,


Rye Pier. Melways 168 F3


 

Junior Rangers Rockpool Ramble 24 January 2020 – Jawbone Marine Sanctuary


Discover life in the intertidal zone! Find out who and what lives on our unique rocky shores. Join a ranger and check out the colourful and strange looking creatures lurking in the rockpools of coastal Victoria.


This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear suitable clothing and enclosed shoes that can get wet, like gumboots or wetsuit booties.


Activities may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to adverse weather or for emergency response.


Parking is available on Rifle Range Drive, Williamstown. Please wear gumboots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet. No thongs or bare feet please.