Meeting your local Hooded Plovers

This podcast is presented by Sonia Sanchez, Project Officer at BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Birds Program, and Greg Muller, an award winning TV, radio, online journalist and podcast producer with nearly 20 years experience in the Australian media.

Did you know there are tiny birds that nest and live on your local beach? Greg goes for a walk along Point Lonsdale Surf Beach with Sonia to talk all things Hooded Plover and other beach-nesting birds! Join them to learn about these amazing birds and find out if they had any luck finding some!

What to bring

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sturdy shoes.

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.

Bug Blitz @ Nungurner Jetty – Surveying invertebrates in the shallows with your family

Presented by: Dr John Caldow and Erin Nowak, Bug Blitz Trust.

What are vertebrates and invertebrates? Learn how to survey the shallows to explore marine life with your family. This video demonstrates invertebrate collection techniques, shows you how to make a Seascope to view underwater life and how to make your own Polychaete keyring. Bug Blitz shares their discoveries, showing some of the unique creatures found during this ‘hands on’ family science activity at Nungurner, on the Gippsland Lakes.

Bug Blitz resource links (PDF 486 KB)

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
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Southern Right Whales – the right whale to watch!

This podcast is presented by Mandy Watson, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and Greg Muller, an award winning TV, radio, online journalist and podcast producer with nearly 20 years experience in the Australian media.

Whale expert Mandy Watson has been studying Southern Right Whales in Victoria for over 25 years. Catch her fascinating podcast about why this species is critically endangered, what threatens it’s recovery today and how you can help. She discusses her photo-ID research and how citizen scientists support the conservation of this enigmatic species.

Southern Right Whales – The Right Whale to Watch! Resource links (PDF 520 KB)

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.

What to bring

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions – be sun smart.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sturdy shoes.
  • A beanie and jacket are also a good idea at Logan’s Beach, no matter what time of year!

Catchments to the Sea

Presented by: Roberto D’Andrea, The Connies.

Come on a Coastcare journey with a critically endangered Melbourne tram conductor as we follow the ‘litter stream’ and track our way from gutters and drains to the sea. While we’re out and about we’ll take a look at some of the beaut biodiversity that’s found in and around our creeks, rivers, coastal and marine environments.

Catchments to the Sea resource links (490 KB)

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
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Inverloch Dinosaur Discovery

Presented by: Mike Cleeland, Bunurong Coast Education

Join in with our online tour of the amazing Inverloch Dinosaur Dig! See real dinosaur bones, the actual dinosaur footprint, volcano and earthquakes and a whole lot more. Suitable for all ages.

Inverloch Dinosaur Discovery resource links (PDF 490 KB)

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
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Coastal Critters

Presented by: Xavier Morello, WildlifeXposure.

Come along with Xavier and get up close to some of our amazing and unique marine creatures that are found along the Victorian coastline. Learn more about the importance of protecting our oceans and what we can do to help!

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
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Vietnamese.

Sea Search Rocky Shore Monitoring 04 January 2020 – Point Lonsdale

Come along and undertake Sea Search monitoring of the marine life on the rocky seashore. All monitoring equipment will be provided. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear as described below.

To become a volunteer, register with ParkConnect.

Activity type: Environmental monitoring, survey and research

What to bring

• Hat

• Wet weather gear

• Food

• Drink bottle

• Sunscreen

• Closed toe shoes that can get wet e.g. gum boots, reef booties, old runners. No thongs or bare feet. Weather appropriate clothing. Adequate drinking water and snacks. Any inquiries please email Lachlan.Cohen@parks.vic.gov.au 0497 330 219

More information: https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=9ed7ba28-2dcd-e911-a97d-000d3ad1c904

Sea Search Rocky Shore Monitoring 05 January 2020 – Barwon Heads

Come along and undertake Sea Search monitoring of the marine life on the rocky seashore. All monitoring equipment will be provided. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear as described below.

To become a volunteer, register with ParkConnect – https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Account/Login/Register

Activity type: Environmental monitoring, survey and research

What to bring

• Hat

• Wet weather gear

• Food

• Drink bottle

• Sunscreen

• Closed toe shoes that can get wet e.g. gum boots, reef booties, old runners. No thongs or bare feet. Weather appropriate clothing. Adequate drinking water and snacks. Any inquiries please email Lachlan.Cohen@parks.vic.gov.au Phone: 0497330219

More information: https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=7028d504-2dcd-e911-a97d-000d3ad1c904

Sea Slug Census 18 January 2020 – Killarney



No Bookings Required



Come along and have Kade teach you all about Sea Slugs and the adventures they take around the bay, whilst being involved in citizen science by counting the number of sea slugs that you can find.



 

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 Killarney beach carpark. 

Junior Rangers Rockpool Ramble – Sea Slug Search (for 10-12 years olds) 13 January 2020 – Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park


Join a Parks Victoria Ranger and discover the amazing plants and animals that live on our rocky shores. Hunt for sea slugs, the colourful cousins of the slimy slugs and snails that live in our veggie gardens. These beautiful animals look like something right out of a fairy tale, with more than 400 species to be found in Victoria’s rock pools and reefs.


This activity is SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 10-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear enclosed shoes that can get wet (thongs not accepted), sunhat and clothing appropriate for the weather (e.g. rain jacket, beanie).


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


Please meet the Ranger 5 minutes before the activity in the carpark at the base of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.