Port Phillip Bay
"Jewels of the Pools" Our local
rocky shores have some of the most diverse and unique animals and
plants in the world. Come and explore the hidden secrets with MESA
and Marine Discovery Centre Volunteers. 8.30 am to 11.00am, 21
March Barwon Heads, - meet in the Bluff carpark at 8.20am. Booking
necessary. Donation. Maximum of 50 people.
"Kelp, Crabs and Cuttles Popes
Eye Snorkel Adventure" Popes Eye Marine Reserve has one of the most
diverse population of marine animals and plants in the Bay. Come
and see colourful fish and spectacular kelp forests in the Bay’s
most protected marine environment. 1.30pm to 4.30pm, 21 March. Minimum
age 12 years, Marine Discovery Centre. Booking necessary. $35 includes
introductory slide show, marine biologist on board, boat and all
equipment. Maximum of 22 people.
Swan Bay Twilight Canoeing Discover
the secrets of Swan Bay by canoe. Swan Bay, a marine wetland, is
internationally famous for its migratory birds, rich mudflats, seagrass
meadows and saltmarsh fringes. Learn what makes this such an important
place. 5.30 to 7.30pm, 23 March. Meet at Jordan Reserve Boat Ramp
behind the Railway Station, Hesse St., Queenscliff. Booking necessary.
$5.00. Maximum of 12 participants. Minimum age 12.
"Jewels of the Sea - the Unique
South" Southern Australia has one of the worlds most diverse
and unique marine environments. Come along and view some stunning
images and find out about our local marine life and what we can
do to look after it. 7.00 to 8.30pm, 24 March, Marine Discovery
Centre. Donation to Marine Discovery Centre. Maximum 50 people.
"An ABC of Cool Water Wonders"
Official launch of a new Marine Discovery Centre poster "An ABC
of Cool Water Wonders" sponsored by Esso Australia. The poster will
promote greater awareness of the unique nature of our southern shores.
5.30 to 6.30pm, 25 March. Invitation only.
Mud Islands Adventure Join us
for a tour to Mud Islands, one of the best kept secret treasures
of Port Phillip Bay. After boating out to the islands we will take
a walk on the wild side to find out what makes this amazing place
so rich in life. 12.00 to 6.00pm, 27 March, Marine Discovery
Centre. Booking necessary. $20 Adults, $15 children. Maximum 30
people. Participants must be reasonably fit. Walking is sometimes
through water and mud so come prepared.
Discovery Centre, Weeroona Pde,
Queenscliff 03 5258 3344
"Coastal Weeds - A Threat to our
Local Flora" Coastal Weeds threaten the survival of many of
our native plant and animal communities in and around the edges
of Swan Bay. Learn how to identify and control these weeds that
may be lurking in your backyard. Join Friends of Edward’s Point
at the Coastal Weeds Awareness Stall where you can swap a bag of
environmental weeds for an indigenous plant. 9.30am to 12.30pm,
27 March. St. Leonards Shopping Centre
"Swan Bay Stroll" Discover the
secrets of Swan Bay on a leisurely guided walk along its southern
shores. Swan Bay, a marine wetland, is internationally famous for
its migratory birds, rich mudflats, seagrass meadows and saltmarsh
fringes. Learn what makes this such an important place. 11.00am
to 1.30pm, 22 March. Meet at Railway Station, Hesse St., Queenscliff.
Booking necessary. $5.00, proceeds to Queenscliff Neighbourhood
Contact: Sue Longmore, Swan
Bay Catchment 03 5258 3367
Filming for Totally Wild on 17 March.