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Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea
9-14th March 2004

Once again Festival of the Sea will conduct a huge range of environment events and activities. These events will introduce you to the amazing range of coastal habitats in Barwon Heads.... our wonderful Marine Sanctuary, the Bluff, our beaches, estuary, estuarine wetlands, mangroves, woodlands, swamps and dunes.

It will also provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with the stunning array of flora and fauna that inhabit these
remarkable habitats. The Environment festival aims to cater for a broad range of experience and interests. We are grateful for the continuing sponsorship of Friends of the Bluff, Coast Care/CoastAction, Parks Victoria and Barwon Coast. We provide all activities for free and hope you will take the opportunity during Festival week to take a close look at our remarkable coastal home.

venue: Barwon Heads Primary School time: 7.00pm cost: FREE

This fun family night will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary..... interactive CD experience, lots of fun (and educational) games, supper and a few surprises.

venue: 13th Beach S. L. S. C. time: 8.30am cost FREE
This full day seminar is the 4th Connections with the Sea we are proud to present. This years seminar will highlight the extraordinary estuary and wetlands surrounding Barwon Heads. The Connewarre Lake system is Ramsar listed and home to a stunning variety of flora and fauna while the Barwon estuary is complex, dynamic and diverse. Expert speakers will guide us through the beauty and diversity of this wonderful ecosystem. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited and much sought. This seminar is sponsored by Coast Care/ Coast Action.... and yes it includes the now famous lunch. Bookings to Dianne Moore 52264669

venue: Barwon Heads Hall time: 7.30pm cost: FREE... donations accepted
Another fun night of discovery, mystery, intrigue and probably sex as we once again present the LAND SEA SKY slide
show. Three expert speakers will discuss an aspect of our coast from the land, the sea and the sky. Amazing insights and spectacular, spectacular photography. Proudly sponsored by Friends of the Bluff, this is a free forum and includes supper. No need to book but be early for this popular night. Enquiries: Jon Duthie 52542626

venue: Barwon Heads time 9.00am
The schools event just keeps on getting bigger and better. Bellarine Secondary College staff and students organise a huge day of enviro activities for year 8 students that cover a broad range of activities... marine discoveryprogram, water watch, fishcare, wetlands activities, woodland program and much much more. Activities are planned to be hands on, seductive and challenging. Over 300 staff and students will attend this years activities and we know the environment future is in good hands.

This year we are extending the schools program to include Barwon Heads Primary School. Students will take part in a range of classroom activities today... frogwatch, waterwatch and Living on the Edge marine project. On Friday March 12th the whole school will be out and about Barwon Heads learning up close about some of our wonderful Habitats... mangroves, rock pools and moonahs. The schools program is a major environment initiative support by a large number of government and community agencies and we wish them a great festival.

venue: Hitchcock Ave Street Fest. time: 9.00am cost: FREE
A highlight of the street festival the SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO is going from strength to strength. This year, with more exhibits, this expo will definitely show you how to make a difference around your house, garden and community with information, demonstrations, services and products that will encourage the whole community to live sustainably. Discover all the latest technologies, services and products to be used around the family home. Experts will be on hand to answer all your questions about building and garden design, energy and resources as well as the latest household appliances and services. Demonstrations, referrals,
guest speakers and more.... and don't forget the market stalls, music in the cafes, great food and family entertainment. A great day out in the main street of Barwon Heads. Enquires: Anthony Manglesdorf 52543193

venue: the Foreshore, Jetty Rd.time 9.00am cost: FREE
The foreshore come alive with food, music, entertainment, racing ducks and the LAND SEA SKY EXPO. A host of local environment groups and management agencies will display their activities, discuss the importance of caring for our coast and show you how to become involved and make a difference. There are plenty of experts to answer your questions and loads of activities to get you up close and personal with our wonderful coast.

Canoe the estuary... discover the beauty and magic of the mangroves and estuary. Times to be announced Rock pool Rambles... meet the inhabitants that thrive in this magical environment. Times to be announced Discover the Lobster Pot... fascinating displays of Barwon Heads. Open Sat. and Sun. 10.00-4.00

For more information on the 2004 Environment Festival check http://www.barwonheads.net/ for regular updates or contact Jon Duthie 52542626 or Iduthie@vtown.com.au

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