Junior Rangers A Crater Full Of Wildlife 16 January 2020 – Tower Hill

Come join our Rangers and be lead on a journey through an extinct volcano. Along the way you will discover what animals call this special crater home and what animals just don’t belong.


This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.


 


Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.


 


This activity may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to adverse weather (e.g. days of Total Fire Ban) or for emergency response.


 


Please meet 5 minutes before the event starts at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Tower Hill. Meet the Rangers in the picnic ground at the picnic tables (toilet facilities available).

Junior Rangers A Crater Full Of Wildlife 13 January 2020 – Tower Hill

Come join our Rangers and be lead on a journey through an extinct volcano. Along the way you will discover what animals call this special crater home and what animals just don’t belong.


This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.


 


Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.


 


This activity may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to adverse weather (e.g. days of Total Fire Ban) or for emergency response.


 


Please meet 5 minutes before the event starts at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Tower Hill. Meet the Rangers in the picnic ground at the picnic tables (toilet facilities available).

Junior Rangers A Crater Full Of Wildlife 08 January 2020 – Tower Hill

Come join our Rangers and be lead on a journey through an extinct volcano. Along the way you will discover what animals call this special crater home and what animals just don’t belong.


This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.


 


Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.


 


This activity may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to adverse weather (e.g. days of Total Fire Ban) or for emergency response.


 


Please meet 5 minutes before the event starts at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Tower Hill. Meet the Rangers in the picnic ground at the picnic tables (toilet facilities available).

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


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



This session has been cancelled due to no bookings.  There is another session at Cowes on 14 January – book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whats-happening-with-our-southern-right-whales-14-january-2020-cowes-tickets-85208684469





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 Bunurong Environmental Centre


Wildlife Display 20 Jan 2020 – Altona Meadows

Wildlife Display 20 Jan 2020 – Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre : No Bookings Required

This wildlife display has marine and coastal connections …

Learn more about our coastal and marine environments and how you can make a difference. Experience the coastal and marine environment without getting your feet wet. Activities are often away from the beach; we bring the coast to you.

Andrew Wegener from Australian Wildlife Lectures presents an amazing display of live and preserved wildlife. Get up close to snakes, frogs, lizards and stick insects. Take the opportunity to ask Andrew questions as he has many years of experience keeping and observing wildlife. Suitable for all ages.

 

What to Bring …

  • an inquisitive nature and a happy disposition – you may even leave with a smile and fond memories

Where to Meet …

Wildlife Display – Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre,

2 Newham Way, Altona Meadows or 4QGF+FW,

Call Library on 1300 462 542

 

 

Marine Birds and their Habitats 15 January 2020 – Killarney



No Bookings Required



Come along to a beach walk with BirdLife Australia and CoastCare Victoria where you will learn all about this precious coastline – the birds that use the beaches, the threats they face, and how you can help keep our coastline healthy and clean. 



 

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. 

Marine Life Encounter 24 January 2020 – Torquay



Discover miraculous aquatic creatures, expose yourself to an unusual & mysterious hidden world. This live marine presentation provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Victoria’s coastal habitats and three rich biodiversity. View and touch live marine animals in a safe and ethical environment.


WildlifeXposure’s marine life programs are an exceptional way to discover some of the beautiful and bizarre creatures that live in Port Phillip and Western Port bays!


This event is suitable for children 6+




What to Bring…

 

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions




  • Bottle of water

  • 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.

Wetland Discovery 24 Jan 2020 – Edithvale

Wetland Discovery : Edithvale – Seaford 24 Jan 2020 : Chelsea Heights


Tours are run in Conjunction with Friends of Edithvale – Seaford Wetlands and Melbourne Water to enable community members access to the Wetlands which are a haven for shorebirds, both local and migratory at this time of year.


This Event is suitable for all ages. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by an accompanying adult.


What to Bring…



  • Binoculars

  • Camera

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day

  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellent

  • Snacks

  • Hat

  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs

  • Sunscreen

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


Where to meet…


Meet at Edithvale – Seaford Wetland Education Centre (ESWEC)


278 Edithvale Rd, Chelsea Heights

Marine and Coastal Discovery : Rakali by Night 24 Jan 2020 – Brighton

Event Description:


Marine and Coastal Discovery : Rakali by Night 24 Jan 2020 – BrightonBayside’s coastal reserves contain various communities of native vegetation and amazing wildlife along the foreshore and in the water.


Join the Friends of Native Wildlife Inc. to search for Rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster at Middle Brighton Pier, native rodents that feed often underwater to catch their prey. The Rakali are highly specialized amphibious mammals, especially adapted for aquatic life. Their broad, partially webbed feet help to propel them through the water while dense waterproof fur keeps them warm and dry. Their tail, which acts as a rudder, is long and thick and well covered by dark hair usually with a prominent white tip. 


After a 20 minute talk at our meeting place, we shall stroll along the pier towards the breakwater and be spread out into groups with a member of FoNW Inc. to watch for rakali and ask further questions.  Remember, wildlife choose when they wish to get up and have their meals, just like us.


We cannot guarantee their appearance and windy rough weather makes it difficult to see them. We hope for a warm balmy Melbourne evening.Age range 8 years to any age where you feel fit enough to walk on uneven surfaces at dusk and night time.  Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by an accompanying adult.


What to Bring …



  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day BUT bring a jacket too as it can become quite cool and breezy once the sun goes down

  • Torch to see the ground when walking back in the dark (with red cellophane or red bulb if wanting to use on the water as this colour is not seen by most mammals)

  • Bottle of water

  • Fly repellent

  • Hat

  • Sturdy Shoes – no thongs

  • completed medical and indemnity forms – on the day

  • an inquisitive nature and a happy disposition – you may even leave with a smile and fond memories !

  • Binoculars

  • Bayside residents to display their beach parking permit

  • Non-Bayside residents to purchase a car park ticket 




Where to Meet …


Middle Brighton Pier or 251 Esplanade, Brighton