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!

Program:

DATE TIME ACTIVITY VENUE TYPE OF EVENT DESCRIPTION
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

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