Celebrate Marine Biodiversity
- Jewels of the Sea


March 21 to 28, 1999


What's On - Western Australia

Western Australia

Cottesloe Beach

Fisheries WA Beach Front Activities Visit the reef tops of the Perth Metropolitan area and learn about our fascinating aquatic wildlife. Cottesloe Beach. Bookings.

Contact: WA Fisheries 08 9335 6800


WA Museum Open Day View the WA Museums Marine Gallery and brand new Discover Centre. Once again marine education specialists will have stands and stalls in the museum courtyard. View underwater photography, meet Fisheries officers and Volunteers. See the Department of Transport Marine Safety Display and meet some special sea creatures. 10.30 to 3.00pm, 21 March. Free.

Professional Development Day Program organised jointly by the Western Australian Museum and Fisheries Western Australia to introduce teachers to the new Fisheries WA Education package ‘Fish for the future’. The program will also include a glimpse of the Western Australian Museum’s research into ‘Biodiversity in the Dampier Archipelago’ by our marine scientists. 9.00am to 3.00pm, 15 or 16 March Western Australian Museum Francis Street, Northbridge. Bookings. Free.

Contact: Western Australian Museum, Francis Street, 08 9427 2785

City of Gosnells

Activities for all age groups Pre Schoolers Story and craft - after a delightful story about the sea children can create a fish or boat which will be launched in the Leisure World wading pool. First Aid Workshop. Leeuwin Sail Training talk and raft making exercise with Sea Scouts, Talks – Maritime. WA Museum – Shipwrecks, Fisheries WA - Recreational Fishing. Crafts - Rice Paper Decoupage - decorated ceramic sea creature. Mirrored Frame - transform a mirrored frame with paint and seashells. Visual displays. Large aquarium, career information, displays and CD ROM from CALM Marine Conservation Branch. Free, except the craft which is $12 per person which includes tuition and materials.Bookings are required. 22 to 26 March.

Contact: City of Gosnells Rachael 08 9391 3205 & Joy Maynard 08 9391 3210

Rottnest Island

Touch Pool Rottnest Island offers an unique opportunity to study island ecology. 22 March, on the beach at the north end of Thompson’s Bay. Bookings.

Contact: Britt Anderson, Environmental Officer 08 9372 9780

North West Shelf

Coastal Waters Competition Schools in the Pilbrara from Exmouth to Hedland are invited to take part in an issues based competition. Primary schools will submit a poster for their entry and high Schools a report on the impacts of the North West Shelf Coastal Waters Plan. A salt-water aquarium will be awarded to the Primary and High School who submit the best entry.

For information on the competition, contact Greg Allan, Dept Environmental Protection 08 9222 7001

North Albany High School

Clean up Dive 23 March at Emu Point boat pens.

Contact: Jim Kneale 08 9416611

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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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