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  Seaweek 1998    

Theme: Celebrate the Sea: Clean Oceans

Seaweek '98 coordinator: Barbara Jensen

What's happening
Seaweek '98 is a national public awareness campaign conducted every year to focus community awareness, provide increased information and encourage an appreciation of the sea and marine habitats.

A myriad of events will occur during Seaweek (29 March to 5 April). They will celebrate the sea and provide fun and interesting ways to explore and discover more about the coastal and marine environment.

Click on a state to find out what has been organised for Seaweek in your area.

National Events

Totally Wild, Channel Ten on 30 March at 4 pm.
Map of SA South Australia

General SA Inquiries: Tim Hoile 08 8235 1833

Recess at the Reef
March 31

A community & schools project Contact: Michelle Hawthorne
08 8853 7027
Rockpool Ramble
1 to 3 pm, 15 March
with The Friends of Hallett Cove Conservation Park Contact: Bob Major
08 8352 8949
'Healthy Oceans: A Delicate Balance'
9 am to 9 pm, 3 April &
9 am to 4 pm, 4 April.

Marine Conference, for Teachers R - 12, West Beach Contact: David Larritt
08 8281 8277
Open Day
all day, 5 April
SA Research Division Institute, Aquatic Sciences Contact: Andrew Dalgetty
08 8200 2411
Map of Vic Victoria
Melbourne   Contact:
Jody Plecas
03 9532 0909

'Clean Oceans - Take it Away!'
30 March to 3 April

Gould League's :- Launch of Catchment Education Programs. Clean Oceans School Beach Visits, Gould League Programme at Ricketts Point
Pooper Scooper Gifts
all Seaweek
Gifts to local beach walkers by environmental groups, during Seaweek, made from recycled materials.
Clean Oceans Workshop
9.30 am to 4 pm, 5 April

Professional Development Seminar, for teachers and community members, activities, field work & resources, Old Moorabbin High School,

Phillip Island

Sally O'Neill / Graeme Burgan
03 5956 8300
Phillip Island Seaweek Sellebrations
all Seaweek
Phillip Island & San Remo, businesses with a marine theme,
Schools Poster Competition Judging with celebrity judges and morning tea, Phillip Island Gallery, Cowes.
Surf For the Sea!!
28 - 29 March, all day
Seaweek surfing competition and tree planting
Beach Day Community Festival
28 March
Cape Woolamai Carpark, 2 - 4pm, BBQ tea, 6 pm till late, Phillip Island Boardriders Club
Marine life seminars
2 - 4 pm, 29 March
Guest speakers for the sea,
Penguin Parade Visitor Centre
Queenscliff and surrounds  

Launch of Swan Bay Catchment Stormwater Stencilling Project
30 March

Marine Discovery Centre , involving each school in the catchment For Marine Discovery activities,

Mark Rodrigue
03 5258 3344
Launch of 'Oceanographer for a Day' Program
31 March

Marine Discovery Centre  
Launch of 'Planet Ocean'
5 pm, 1 April
Mark Rodrigue, new President of MESA, will be launching thisjunior secondary student book  
Oceans & Humans The Marine Discovery Centre's program focus during Seaweek, investigating uses and abuses  

Salt Water Snorkel

Lorne & Anglesea. Details, costs, bookings for the next 5 activities, Contact: Sharon Hinton
03 5289 1618
Sculptured Coast Scenic Boat Trip Port Campbell  
Twilight Rockpool Ramble Lorne & Apollo Bay  
Slide Show - Blue Water Inhabitants Aireys Inlet Hotel  
High Tide Hop Apollo Bay  
South West Coast Action / Coastcare Activities Details, costs, bookings, Contact: Wendy Haberrecht
03 5561 9955
Rockpool Ramble Bridgewater, Warrnambool, Port Fairy & Peterborough.  
Sculptured Coast Scenic Boat Trip Port Campbell.  
Beach games and Sand Sculpturing Port Fairy  
Seals By Sea Bridgewater  
Slide Show - Marine Murals Warrnambool  
Shearwaters at Sunset Port Fairy  
Secret Caves and Pirate Bays Bridgewater.  


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Western Australia
General Enquiries for WA

Cecilia Broderick
08 9426 7333

WA Museum Open Day
11 am to 4 pm,
29 March, free

with Fisheries Department, launching Seaweek, 'fish for the future & catch care', family focus with children's activities, displays, VFLO demonstrations, seafood cooking & tasting


08 9427 2792

Schools Program for Primary Schools
25 March to 8 April

Clean Oceans - Staying alive, activities & puppet show Museum, booking essential.

Contact: Paula
08 9427 2792
Fish and fun in Cottesloe
9.30 to 11.30 am,
30 March to 3 April

Primary Schools Program, 2 hour game sessions. Run by Fisheries WA. Contact: 08 9335 6800
Underwater World
Hillarys Boat Harbour,
Film 11.30 am,
Talk 2.30 pm, daily
Film program to all visitors in Seaweek.
Living Ocean, Riches from the Sea & Dangerous Marine Animals.
Contact: 08 9447 7500
CALM Rangers tours and touch tanks
10 to 11 am, 4 & 5 April
Rottnest Island, Touch Pool, Rottnest Rangers at Thompson Bay Contact: Michael Burke
08 9372 9777
Lancelin Discovery Walk
4 April
Guided by CALM officer, 2 hours, bookings essential. Contact: Andy Darbyshire
08 9655 2902
Rock Lobster Talk
2 April
By Steve Rogers at Dongara High School Contact: Paul Tapscott
08 9927 1179
Seaweek in the South West Bookings essential for all these activities.
Contact: Nicci
08 9791 4699
WA Magnificent Marine Life
7 pm, 16 March
Slide talk by Jeff Taylor  
Fish for the future
3 pm, 28 March
Sculpture the sea in sand
10.30 am, 29 March.
Oceans of Life
1.30 pm, 29 March.
Poster making  

A little bit of litter goes a long way
3.30 pm, 29 March.

Litter Survey  
Clean Drains Project Launch
12 to 3 pm, 3 April

Cooinda Primary School,

A great start to life
3 pm, 4 April

Explore an estuary.

Rottnest Activities  
Salmon Bay Beach Sweep
10.30 am, 31 March
Rottnest Island beach care program, spot prizes  
Scuba Clean Up
4 pm, 2 April
Rottnest Island Authority and Dive Ski & Surf, free air fills, half price gear  
Map of Tas Tasmania
South   Contact: Sophie Creet
03 6267 4594
Seaweek Launch
28 March
Displays and children's activities at Salamanca Markets  
Seaweek Displays
25 March to 6 April
Hobart Library  
Teachers Seminars Introducing marine ideas & resources
Primary on 30 March and Secondary on 31 March.

Clean Beaches Display
27 March to 6 April

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery  
Radio Interviews
30 March to 3 April
Chris Nielson Program, local Marine Community Groups  
Rocky Shore Walk
9 am, 5 March
Marine Naturalists, Tinderbox,  
Sea Kayaking Club Clean Up Maria Island  
Seaweek Activities Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre  
North Tasmania   Contact: Heidi Greif
03 6335 4413
Open/Fun Day
10 am to 4 pm, 4 April
Australian Maritime College, educational displays & children activities, poster/photo competition, seafood sizzle  
Seminar Series
30 March to 3 April, 6 pm
for Australian Maritime College students on marine issues and projects  

Primary & Secondary School Seaweek Presentations
30 March to 3 April

by AMC students at local schools  

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New South Wales
North Coast NSW Byron Bay    
'Filthy!' Activities
4 April
Community Event at the Surfriders National Conference, children's activities, community displays, butt bottle making, free family fun to explore the local Clean Ocean issues, Byron Surf Club Contact: Barbara Jensen
02 6685 7067
Canoe Discovery Trip
Investigate the values and importance of an estuary on a guided paddle up a local creek, carry out simple health checks with the NPWS Discovery Rangers
Equipment provided, bookings essential.
Contact: Lisa King
02 6687 6302
Chipping Norton Mangrove Discovery
10 am to 2 pm,
30 March to 3 April
Investigating mangroves & rubbish survey for schools at Georges River Education Centre Contact: Sharyn Cullis
02 9755 3189
Sydney Fish Market Tours
6.30 to 8.30 am, 30 March to 3 April
For schools, $80 for group of 20, bookings essential. Contact: 'Workplace 21'
02 9956 5288
Intertidal Zone Studies
10 am to 2 pm, 2 hour sessions,
30 March to 3 April
For Primary & Secondary Schools, rock platform walk, effect of pollution on marine animals, Botany Bay Field Study Centre, bookings essential.  
Tour of Fisheries Research Station, Cronulla For Teachers, morning, booking essential Contact: John Atkins
02 9668 8431
Launch of Marine Image Database
11 am, 22 March
CD Rom archival of Isabel Bennett's lifetime of photographs Contact: Joanne Tulau
02 9970 6905
4 Shores Launch, Marine Studies Kit
11 April
Manly Pacific Park Royal Hotel Contact: Judy Reizes
02 9976 2842
Australian National Maritime Museum Lectures
2 pm

For Year 9 -12 Geography & Year 11 to 12 Marine Studies students.
Dr Kazuhiro Kitazawa, El Nino & its effects,
Ms Cathy Waldron, Coral reef ecosystems, growth of coral a barometer.
ANZ Theatre, $3 for students, teachers free, bookings essential.
Contact: Veronica Pardy
02 9552 7555
Seaweek Display, ‘Clean Oceans’ Everyday during Seaweek. Contact: Veronica Pardy
02 9552 7555
Sydney Western Suburbs  
Seaweek Outreach Program
30 March to 3 April
For Primary Schools, brings the sea to the classroom, working towards a personal commitment to 'clean oceans', 1 hour for 30 students, Camden Park Education Centre, bookings essential Contact: Brian Trench
02 4655 3296
Camden Shop Display local Bookstore  
Visit Sydney Aquarium, National Maritime Museum, Bicentennial Park for Seaweek Activities General Sydney Inquiries: Brian Trench
02 4655 3296
Lord Howe Island  
Fully Guided Tours, reef walking, snorkelling and SCUBA diving. Included are walks to rainforest & bird colonies and evening lectures Two packages - one for divers and one for non-divers. Contact: Prodive
1 800 806 820


Map of Qld

Brisbane General Brisbane Inquiries:
Jan Oliver 07 3378 0128
Byron Bay Trip
1.30 pm, 28 March
Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, guided beach and rock platform walk by Jan Oliver MESA, Suffolk Park Caravan Park, free to all. Contact: Kath Berg 07 3252 3856
Moreton Bay Cruise
9 am return 3 pm,
29 March
Discover the magic of a Moreton Bay Cruise by WPSQ, Bayside Branch, speakers, lunch & launch of Bay Dugong Watch, leaving Manly Harbour, $35 adults, $17 children, bookings essential. Contact: Simon Baltais
07 3227 6982
School Boat Programs
30 March to 3 April
Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre, 2hour activities, bookings essential. Contact: Centre
07 3396 0754
Seashore School
11 am, 5 April
At Wellington Point, run by staff & students of Zoology, University Qld, free family fun, talks & walks Contact: Ida or Lisa
07 3364 2491
Beach Fun Day
5 April
Coochiemudlo Island, Southern Moreton Bay, beach activities, food & stalls.  
Brisbane Bayside Suburbs  
Moreton Bay Seaweek Arts Competition
from 8 am, 29 March & 5 April
Theme 'Clean Oceans' for 9 Bayside Primary Schools. Entries displayed at Marine Environment Stand, Manly Markets  
Seaweek Educational Seminars For Primary Schools Contact: Diane Patchett
07 3893 2332
Marcus Stowar
07 3848 1504
Ranger talks
9 -13 March
In schools  
Artist in schools Working with students on parade costumes for the Seaweek Parade on 1 April.  
'Cairns Post'

Lift out in on 25 March.

Contact: Melissa Nursery Bray
07 4052 3312
Seaweek Activities Talks & displays at Undersea World Contact: Lesley Edwards
07 4041 1777
Gold Coast    
Sunset Safari at Sea World
7 to 8.45 pm, 30 March,
1 & 3 April
Night tour of marine animals for 12 years and older, $15.  
Evening Cruise on Sea World One
6.15 to 8 pm,
31 March & 2 April
Enjoy the beauty of the Broadwater and understand how fragile our marine environment is. Presentation and supper, $20.  
Poster Competition
30 March to 2 April
For Secondary Schools  
Water Testing the Broadwater
30 March to 3 April

For Secondary students, $20 (a Seaweek special price).  
The Seaweek Celebrity Game
3 April at 12 pm
Fun game show to promote Clean Oceans, for public and schools at Sea World.  
'What lives in Clean Oceans'
8.30 am to 2 pm

4 April
Sea World One Dolphin Tour, 14 years and over, $55.  
Clean Oceans Costume Character Performance
10 am, 30 March to 3 April
For Primary Schools  
Colouring Competition
30 March to 3 April
Primary Schools Contact: Megan Bradshaw
07 5588 2222
Ingham   Contact: Peter Smith
07 4776 3464
Seaweek Programme
30 March to 3 April
Ingham State High School, including Cast Net Throwing, Sand Castle Building, Library Display & Treasure Hunt, Fishing Photography, Flotsam & Jetsam Display and Art/Poster Competitions
Innisfail   Contact: Tanya Martin
07 4061 4922
Seaweek Programme

At Innisfail State High School, includes Stormwater Spray Painting, Water Testing, Wetlands Survey and Report. Community Display. Information Distribution to Primary and Preschools.

Innisfail Advocate Articles & Information Columns on what the Community can do to keep the oceans clean.

Mackay Maritime Markets
9 am to 2 pm, 29 March
Poxton's Building. Seafood Cooking Demonstrations, Story Telling, Knot Tying featuring Capt W J Cook and more  
Educational Bus Tour
9 am, 1 April
For teachers, students & others, looking at places where the activities can effect the oceans. Followed by seafood tasting, guest speaker Craig Sambell GBRMPA  
Seaweek Poster Competition
1 April

For High & Primary Schools, displayed at Centrepoint  
Film Night, 'The last wave'
7 pm for 7.30, 3 April
Central Qld University Film Club, at the Lecture Theatre, entry gold coin. Complimentary wine and cheese Contact Betty Hobbs 07 4953 0808
Slade Point Tour
9 am, 5 April
With Friends of the Reserve. Guided tours include a sensitive dunal area Contact: Alison Jones 07 4955 2899
Rockhampton Capricornia    
Teacher Inservice Bus tour & Marine Internet Sites  
Underwater Clean Up On Keppel Islands  
Floating Litter Research Project buoys in Keppel Bay.  
Sunfish Video Responsible fishing and habitat protection for use in schools.
Dugong Resource Book For Primary Schools. Contact: Gary Holmes
07 4928 3153
Outdoor 98
7 & 8 March
At North Keppel Island Environment Education Centre Contact: Laurel Hohn 07 4928 0011
Guest Speakers From the Department of the Environment visiting schools. Contact: Jos Richter
07 4936 0553
Whitsundays, Department of Environment Activities Contact: Debbie Duggan
07 4946 7022
Display Trailer At Airlie Market on 28 March & 4 April;
Shute Harbour, 7 to 8.30 am on 30 March;
Abel Point Marina, 4 to 6 pm on 31 March;
Proserpine, 3 to 5 pm on 1 April;
Bi Lo, 3 to 6 pm on 2 April;
Airlie Beach Main Street, 4 to 7 pm on 3 April.
Marine Creatures Slide Show
28 March
At information centre  
Guided Walk
10.30 on 29 March & 1 April.
At Conway, circuit track  
Spotlight Guided Walk
8 pm, 30 March
At Conway, circuit track  
Talk on Turtles
7 pm, 31 March & 2 April
Abel Point Marina  

BBQ in the Park
5.30 to 8 pm,

Spotlight Walk

8 pm, 4 April.

Sunshine Coast   Contact: John Sims
07 5448 5291
Seaweek '98 Festival, Mooloolaba
Friday 3 April, 6 to 8.30 pm
Twilight Parade, Official Launch & Schools Presentations, 'Seascapes' Art Exhibition Opening and Wharf Fireworks Spectacular.
Saturday 4 April,
7 am to 7 pm till late
Breakfast at Yacht Club, Fun Run, Ocean Swim, Toddlers Toddle UnderWater World, Beach Activities, Fishing Clinic, Beach Volleyball, Surfing Workshops, Ocean Kayaking Workshops, Undersea Pineapple Hunt, Sausage Sizzle, Jazz On the Beach, Children's Marine Concert, Buskers, Face Painting, Future Pavement Art Competition, UnderWater World Cocktail Party. Plus Shop Window Decoration Competition, 'Ocean Care Clues' Media Competition, Schools Poetry & Visual Art Exhibition and Launch of 'Reef Balls'.
Seaweek '98 Launch
9 am to 1 pm, 29 March
Captain Catastrophe makes a comeback at the Cotters Markets, Flinders Street Mall, Puppet Shows, Badge Making & other Activities
Seaweek at the Aquarium
9 am to 5 pm, 30 March to 5 April
Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. Clean Ocean Experiments, Creative Displays & Exhibitions and Puppet Shows Contact: Barry Duncan
07 4750 0890

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Canberra International Women's Day Conference
6 March

Guest Speaker Carolyn Stewardson, 'Women & the Ocean, in celebration of 1998 as the IYO' Contact: Helen Lawrence 02 6252 5218
Canberra Times Seaweek Feature
28 March
Secondary School Workshops
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
9 am to 3 pm

Promoting awareness of marine environments  
Secondary School Poster Project School Presentations, slide and discussion on Clean Oceans issues, ie incidental capture in commercial fishing nets, entanglement in marine debris and oil spills. Contact: Carolyn Stewardson
02 6241 8230

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Northern Territory

Primary & Secondary School Excursions
31 March, 1 April & 2 April

With experienced guide: Rockpool Ramble; Mangrove Meander or Catchment to Coast  
At Library, Museum & Indo Pacific Marine Display.  
Sea Spot
On ABC, local Radio, daily. Contact: Kerry Hudson
08 8922 0720

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