Coast Kids 21 January 2020 – Blanket Bay

Coast Kids – Blanket Bay





Join in and learn about your local marine and coastal environment with fun activities and crafts.

 

This Event is suitable for all ages. Children under 18 years of age must be supervised by an accompanying adult.


 




What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day, water bottle, hat, sun screen, insect repellent and snacks.

 

Bring along happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile !



  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellant

  • Food eg. snacks

  • Hat

  • Sturdy Shoes no thongs

  • Sunscreen


Where to meet…



The meeting place for this activity is the day visitor area at Blanket Bay Camp Ground.


Whats happening with our Southern Right Whales? 14 January 2020 – Cowes



Whale expert Mandy Watson has been researching and monitoring Southern Right Whales for over 25 years. Catch her fascinating presentation about the importance of photo-ID research and how citizen scientists support the conservation of this Critically Endangered species. 



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





What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart




  • Bottle of water

  • Food eg. snacks

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


Where to meet…

The meeting place for this activity is the Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre


The Glenelg Estuary our new RAMSAR listed site 21 January 2020 – Warrnambool




NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED



This time two years ago, the wait was on for the declaration of the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay (GEDB) as a Ramsar site. That came on 28 February 2018 when the site was designated as Ramsar site number 2344 in August 2018 as Australia’s 66th wetland of international importance.  


The GEDB wetlands stretch across more than 22,000 hectares of land along 50 km of coastline, including the Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park and the Nelson Streamside Reserve. Within the site are the 75km long Glenelg Estuary, a beach and dune system, and freshwater wetlands.   The area has important recreation and tourism values and, for the Traditional Owners, the people of the Gunditjmara Nation, it is valued as an important cultural site, with significant food sources and meeting places.  


It is a critical habitat for a rich diversity of native birds, fish and invertebrates, including several threatened species. The site supports 95 waterbird species including the endangered Australasian bittern, great knot and Eastern curlew. It provides food, spawning grounds and nurseries for a range of fish including 14 native species, such as the Yarra pygmy perch, and a path for species which migrate between the region’s salt and fresh waters. 


At this informative presentation, you will hear from a range of presenters (via video) on the exceptional natural values of the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Ramsar site and find out how it’s ecological character is being maintained for current and future generations.





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





Where to meet…




The meeting place for this activity is in the La Bella Room at the Pavilion Cafe, Warrnambool.


Slugging it out for Science 17 January 2020 – Warrnambool




NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED





Solar powered, acid spitting, masters of disguise and kleptomaniac! Not the first words that pop into your head when you think of Sea-Slugs. However, when you are soft and squishy it turns out you develop some amazing life skills to ensure your survival. Share an evening with Kade Mills (Reef Watch Coordinator with the Victorian National Parks Association) as he delves into the colourful world of sea slugs. Kade will tell us about the best places to find sea slugs and nudibranchs locally and share some tips for finding these sometime elusive critters! Hear about the work citizen scientists are doing as Kade shares the results of the Sea Slug Census and of course there will be spectacular images!



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





What to Bring…

 

Yourself, your listening ears and all of your sea slug related questions. 





Where to meet…

The meeting place for this activity is in the La Bella Room at the Pavilion Cafe, Warrnambool.


Junior Rangers ClimateWatch Trail Walk 23 January 2020 – Ocean Grove Nature Reserve


Become a Citizen Scientist and record your sightings using the FREE ‘ClimateWatch’ smartphone application. Download the FREE ClimateWatch app on your device and register before the day.


The activity is suitable for children aged 8-12.


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


Please meet at the Information Centre, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve (off Grubb road)

Junior Rangers ClimateWatch Trail Walk 14 January 2020 – Ocean Grove Nature Reserve



Become a Citizen Scientist and record your sightings using the FREE ‘ClimateWatch’ smartphone application. Download the FREE ClimateWatch app on your device and register before the day.


The activity is suitable for children aged 8-12.


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


Please meet at the Information Centre, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve (off Grubb road)

Junior Rangers Nature Treasure Hunt 23 January 2020 – Ocean Grove Nature Reserve


Join a Parks Victoria ranger and put your treasure hunting skills to the test by exploring Ocean Grove Nature Reserve and all its natural wonders.


Please wear sturdy footwear (not thongs), bring drinking water and wear appropriate clothing.


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


Please meet at the Information Centre, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve (off Grubb Road)

Beach Cleanup and free BBQ 18 January 2020 – Killarney



No Bookings Required


Enjoy a morning walking along the beach and learning about the marine and coastal environment and what washes up in our intertidal zone then enjoy a free BBQ.

 

This Event is suitable for all ages. 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 for this activity is the playground at killarney beach at the end of Mahoney’s Road. 

Creatures of the Night 8 January 2020 – Nelson





Creatures of the night



Come and see what creatures come out at night on a guided tour around a very special property in Nelson. 

 



This event is suitable for all ages but children under 18 must be accompanied by an 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 for this activity is Kurrawonga, 165 North Nelson Rd, Nelson


Film Night – Historical Underwater Footage by Ron Cashmore 3 January 2020 – Peterborough

Film Night

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED.

Come and watch old underwater footage taken by Ron Cashmore. A veteran of diving the waters around Peterborough.
This Event is suitable for anyone but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
 
What to Bring…
Bring along happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!
Where to meet…
The meeting place for this event is the Peterborough Hall, Macs Street, Peterborough.