14th March - 9.00am to 4.30pm
To The Sea
13th Beach SLSC
Marsh, Mangroves, Woodlands, Estuary, Dunes, The Sea"
is surrounded by a stunning array of coastal habitats - lakes and
saltmarsh, estuary and mangroves, tidal rock pools, woodlands, limestone
cliffs and sand dunes. All have a dynamic connection with the sea.
While these habitats share a wealth of vegetation and wildlife they
also share urban, rural, tourism and recreational pressures.
with the Sea will discuss a number of these habitat forms and the
issues surrounding their survival and management.
- Marine Discovery Centre - Marine issues and sand dunes
Dale Tonkinson - Biologist, D.N.R.E. - Moonah woodlands
Michael Weston - Birds Australia - Shorebirds - the coast as habitat
Chris Harty - Coastal Ecologist - Mangroves and saltmarsh
Allan Browning - Heritage Officer - A Wathaurong perspective.
Heads Surf Life Saving Club is situated atop the 13th Beach dunes
overlooking the fragile Murtnaguurt saltmarsh. Guided walks on the
day will give us the opportunity to explore these remarkable habitats
A short open
forum will conclude the day, providing participants an opportunity
to exchange ideas and information. An exciting and informative day
to aid in the understanding of our fragile coastal environment.
Cost - Free
Lunch and refreshments provided Numbers are limited and bookings
14th March - 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Sea Sky " A guide to the PLANTS, BIRDS, and MARINE LIFE of
You will be
amazed at the wealth of plant and animal life in Barwon Heads.
- honeyeaters to eagles, orchids to eucalypts,
warreners to whales -
We have arranged
for three outstanding speakers to introduce you to the beauty and
diversity of our wild life.
- Geelong Indigenous Nurseries - Our Plants
Alex Gianuzzi - Marine Discovery Centre - Our Marine Life
Gordon McCarthy - Geelong Field Naturalists - Our Bird Life
all have fabulous slides that will get us up close and help you
to identify a vast range of plants, birds and marine life. Admission
is free and refreshments are available. A great family evening.
Business hours: Barwon Heads Park 5254 1115 and bookings
After hours: Jon Duthie 5254 2626
14th March - 10am to 4pm
Barwon Heads Jetty
above the jetty will host the Festival Environment Expo featuring
displays by local environment groups and plenty of activities to
Bird Watching, Guided Tours of the Bluff, Canoe Trips through the
Mangroves, Fishing School, Up Close with the Animals, Planting on
the Bluff and more.
be plenty of experts to answer all your questions. This family event
is a great opportunity to learn about our wonderful coastal environment.
Festival of the Sea, Coast Action and Friends of the Bluff.