Date: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th of October 2019

We are pleased to announce that the first Wetlands Weekender will run this October, a mini festival that celebrates the start of the migratory bird season and World Migratory Bird Day (October 12).

 The family friendly program includes a variety of fun activities themed around the beautiful birds of the wetland including an art exhibition, birdwatching, cultural storytelling, a citizen science clean up, a movie night, children’s activities and a wetland tour. (See below)

Stay tuned to find out more details about the great line up of events we have planned!


Friday 11th 9am -12pm The Flock MANPAC Children’s Activity Be part of this fun activity, paint your own shorebird stencil,and learn about our local shorebirds of our wetland.
Friday 11th 6.30pm – 8.30pm The Overwintering Exhibition TBA Art exhibition A collaborative environmental art project with over 200 art prints on migratory birds and wetlands
Saturday 12th 10am-12pm Wonders of our Wetland Nairns Bird Hide Birdwatching + Cultural storytelling Bird watching and Identification lessons, water bug session for session,  and Noongar storytelling
Saturday 12th 6.30pm – 9.00pm Movie Night + Q&A Makeplace Movie Night A documentary delving into the impacts of plastic pollution followed by a discussion with local experts.
Sunday 13th 10am – 12pm Pave the Way Coodanup Citizen Science Clean Up A citizen Science clean up and litter audit of the Coodanup Foreshore.
Sunday 13th 1.30pm-3.30pm Wetland Tour Mandurah Cruises Wetland Tour Join local community Indigenous Leader George Walley and our very own Science Advisor Dr. Steve Fisher as they take you on a tour of the unique Ramsar listed wetland

See the full program here

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present