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Community Events

About Our Events

MMF believes that effective communication is the key to long term change and conservation impact, with the community having a strong role to play. We have had a presence at various markets and festivals across Victoria, including the Main Street Mornington Festival, Sandringham Village Festival and the International Boat Show.

MMF understand that no one person has the solution to conservation, protection and awareness and are actively involved with numerous other collaborative events that share similar ethics, goals and outcomes. MMF has been a part of Clean up Australia, Seal the Loop Action Days and Beach Patrol clean-up events.

Communication of our applied research outcomes have been delivered through community events such as National Science Week, Environment and Marine Careers Expos, various community group and Rotary meetings and AGMs, CoastCare Summer by the Sea programs and coastal ecology workshops, Women In Science Breakfast…just to name a few.

Upcoming Events

Summer By The Sea – Burrunan Watch: Dolphin and Boat Spotting

EVENT CANCELLED: Due to the current bushfires in East Gippsland, all Summer By The Sea activities in East Gippsland have been cancelled. For more information, please visit https://summerbythesea.vic.gov.au

When: 7 January 2020, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance

Join us and get involved in Burrunan Watch, MMF’s exciting Gippsland Lakes citizen science program. Get hands on with our marine vessel and dolphin surveys, and why this work is important to better understanding our Gippsland Lakes!

Booking are essential for this activity. To register for this FREE event, please visit the Summer By The Sea website

https://summerbythesea.vic.gov.au/whats-on/event/burrunan-watch-dolphin-and-boat-spotting-07-january-2020-lakes-entrance/

Summer By The Sea – Litter Free Lakes

EVENT CANCELLED: Due to the current bushfires in East Gippsland, all Summer By The Sea activities in East Gippsland have been cancelled. For more information, please visit https://summerbythesea.vic.gov.au

When: 7 January 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance

Come on down to Bullock Island, and get involved in MMF’s Litter Free Lakes clean-up event. Discover how we can all make a positive change through simple actions, and how removing litter can have a positive impact on the dolphins, seals, and other animals which call the beautiful Gippsland Lakes home!

Booking are essential for this activity. To register for this FREE event, please visit the Summer By The Sea website https://summerbythesea.vic.gov.au/whats-on/event/litter-free-gippsland-lakes-07-january-2020-lakes-entrance/

 

Summer By The Sea – Marine Mammal Discovery Presentation, Nurdle Hunt, Sand Sculpture & Marine Movie Event

When: 10 January 2020, 6:00pm – 9:15pm

Where: Whitecliffs to Camerons Bight Foreshore Campground, Blairgowrie

As a great way to kick off the new year, this exciting event is full of many different activities for you to be involved in! Join the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council on the beach at Blairgowrie for a plastic nurdle hunt and clean up, followed by a sand sculpture competition. Come along and speak with the MMF Team at our BurruVan display trailer throughout the afternoon, then discover all about our research, education, and conservation initiatives in a community presentation at 8:00pm. We will then end the evening with a marine mammal movie.

Bookings are essential for this FREE event. Please visit the Summer By The Sea website for tickets and more information. We look forward to seeing you there. https://summerbythesea.vic.gov.au/whats-on/event/marine-mammal-discovery-presentation-nurdle-hunt-sand-sculpture-and-marine-movie-10-january-2020-blairgowrie/

 

Festival – Rye Seaside Scavenge

When: 12 January 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Rye Pier Foreshore, Rye

Join the MMF Team at the Seaside Scavenge Festival!

This amazing community event is a great opportunity to discover how our litter impacts local marine environments, both above and below the water. Come together to participate in an all-day beach clean-up, and trade the litter collected for tokens to trade for clothing and items, or compete in ‘trashy art’ competitions! With over 600kg of litter collected in the 2019, this is a great way to get involved and make a positive difference.

Come and meet the MMF Team, learn all about our amazing marine mammal research, education programs, and outreach activities! Discover the wonders of Port Phillip Bay, and how we can all work together to help protect our Burrunan dolphins, seals, and whales, and enhance these incredible environments for future generations to enjoy, no matter how close we live to the ocean!

For more information, please visit https://www.seasidescavenge.org/upcoming-scavenges/2018/1/7/seaside-scavenge-festival-rye-pier

Dolphin Discovery aboard Searoad Ferries 

A fun and interactive workshop learning all about Port Phillip’s unique dolphins and other amazing marine life, including seals & whales! Play games, see dolphin skulls and meet Bella Burrunan the dolphin. 

14th January, 16th January,  21st January, and 23rd January 2020
Departing Sorrento 11am and 1pm 
Departing Queenscliff 12pm and 2pm

This event is free for all passengers aboard Searoad Ferries on the above sailings. To purchase Ferry tickets, please visit https://www.searoad.com.au

Weekly Burrunan Watch – Gippsland Lakes Lakes Champions

Join our Lakes Champions Citizen Science Program ‘Burrunan Watch’

Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance: every Wednesday and Saturday; 10am-4pm
Paynesville and Metung TBC
Email Caitlin for more information or to register to attend

Previous Events

If you are interested in MMF attending your event please email info@marinemammal.org.au

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