Celebrate Marine Biodiversity
- Jewels of the Sea


March 21 to 28, 1999


What's On - Queensland



'Fun on the Beach program' at Coochiemudlo Island including beach games, sport and races with surfriders on the Island, 28 March.

Contact: Richard Collins 07 3207 8629

Boat trip to South Stradbroke Island by Wildlife Queensland to new eco resort at Couran, 21 March. Booking necessary.

Contact: WPSQ 07 3221 0194

Field Study Centres Seaweek Schools programmes.

For general Brisbane information, contact: Jan Oliver 07 3378 0128


Ranger talks and artist workshops in schools working towards the Sea Parade of costumed local school students led by Ranger Stacey

Contact: Melissa Nursery Bray 07 4052 3312

Gold Coast / Sea World

Primary School Education Programme During Seaweek the programme includes a free Resource Pack and Character Performance. 10am to 2.30pm, 22, 24 & 25 March. Bookings.

Sirena’s Seaweek Party Sirena the Mermaid and a variety of her sea creature friends, set out to celebrate Seaweek but run into some environmental problems. 10am, 22 to 24 March. Bookings.

Secondary School Education Programme During Seaweek the programme includes a free ‘Aquarium Workshop’ book and two special educationals on two diverse groups of marine animals - mammals and fish. 10am to 2.30pm, 23 & 26 March. Bookings.

Sunset Safari An opportunity to encounter Sea World and it inhabitants as you have never seen them before, at night on a guided tour. 6.30 to 8.30pm, 22 & 24 March. For all ages. Bookings.

Contact: Megan Bradshaw 07 55882209

Sunshine Coast / Mooloolaba

Seaweek Festival 19th 20th & 21st March

Twilight Parade, Official Launch & Schools Presentations, Fireworks Spectacular, 6 to 8.30pm, 19th.

Early Bird Activities Breakfast on the Beach, Fun Run, 7 to 9am, 20th.

Beach Activities Ocean Swim, Toddlers Toddle, Boat Safety, Rockpool Ramble, Beach Volleyball, Surf, Canoe & Kayak Workshops, Environmental Displays. 8am to 12 noon, 20th.

Lunch Entertainment Sausage sizzle, Sponsors Challenge, Art Exhibition, Childrens’s Marine Concert, Mural and Music Making, King Nepture & Princess Marina. 11am to 2pm, 20th.

Street Art Activities, Buskers, Pavement Art Competition, Face painting, Art Awards, 12 noon to 3pm, 20th.

UnderWater World Deep Sea Masquerade Ball, 7pm, 20th.

Jazz on the Beach, Undersea Pineapple Hunt, Mooloolaba Beach, 9am to 12 noon, 21st.

For all Seaweek Festival information

Contact: Kevin Tanner 07 5444 8488 or email



Arts Competition For Primary Schools, stencil colouring and own composition, Seaweek theme. Entries displayed at Whitsunday and Proserpine, Judging by Whitsunday Art Group.

Contact: Del Williams, Environment Department 07 4946 7022

Photograph Competition For High School and General Community, Seaweek Theme. Entries displayed in Culture Centre.

Contact: Whitsunday Integrated Catchment Management 07 4945 1844

Moreton Bay

Tree Planting Breakfast 108 Greencamp Road, Lota, for all, 8am, 21 March.

Contact: Ian Curtis 07 3348 4476

Jewels of the Sea – Adopt a Wetland, local schools environmental education programme, supporting the MESA Arts Project, 22 March to 18 June.

Contact: Diana Patchett 07 3893 2332 or


North Queensland Science Education Centre are conducting Oceans program for Primary Schools.

Newspaper articles in the Townsville Bulletin.

Launch of new puppet show 'Lucky finds the Sunken Haven' at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium.

Contact: Barry Duncan 07 4750 0890

Rockhampton Capricornia

Teacher Workshops for Rockhampton District Schools with Waterwatch Coordinator, Fitzroy Basin Association and Coastcare Coordinator, Central Coast. Water testing, catchment management/ocean and curriculum focus. Glenmore Primary School, 23 March.

Learnscaping/Arts Project School students painting concrete turtles in sand play area of school ground. Talks by Coastcare Coordinator with about 100 local school children about local Turtles. 24 March.

Contact: Gary Holmes 07 4928 3153

Victoria New South Wales Tasmania South Australia Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia

To find out what events have been organised in your part of the country, click on your state or territory.

For more information on any of the Seaweek activities, please contact the Coast Action / Coastcare Facilitator at the Department of Natural Resources and Environment on 5561 9955 or 0418 529 014.


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