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 Sandringham Farmers Market.

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, Kingston Beach Patrol Twilight night, CoastCare Summer by the Sea programs and coastal ecology workshops, Gippsland Lakes Knowledge Forum…just to name a few.

Upcoming Events

Gippsland Lakes – January 2018

Dolphin Discovery Centre Pop-Up
  • 2nd – 28th January
  • 10am-4pm
  • Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance

 

Did you know Gippsland Lakes has it’s very own newly described dolphin? Ever wondered how dolphins find their food and talk to each other?

This summer the Marine Mammal Foundation is hosting a Pop-Up Dolphin Discovery Centre in Lakes Entrance.

Come and learn all about the endangered Gippsland Lakes Burrunan dolphins, how the Marine Mammal Foundation researchers identify each dolphin, and all about the other amazing whales, dolphins and seals along the Gippsland coast.

We have awesome underwater footage, dolphin skulls and ways to get involved. You can also get involved and work alongside the Research Team, by becoming one of MMF’s citizen scientists!

No tickets required, just drop in and say Hi

The Dolphin Discovery Centre Pop-Up is proudly supported by East Gippsland Shire Council, Coastcare, Land Entrance Rotary Club, Bella Vita Jewellery, Footbridge Camping and disposals, Crowther and Sadler and LEADA. The Centre Pop-Up will be manned by local volunteers dedicated to raising awareness of these iconic dolphins and the beauty of the Gippsland Lakes.

Burrunan dolphin “Unmasked” – community information presentations

 

Have you ever seen dolphins swimming in the Gippsland Lakes? Or leaping high in the air? Did you know these dolphins are unlike any other dolphin world-wide? Come and join the Marine Mammal Foundation to hear all about the newly described Burrunan dolphin that call the Gippsland Lakes home.

4th January 4:00pm – 5:30pm Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, 60 Esplanade, Paynesville

5th January 5:00pm – 6:30pm Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance

20th January 7:00pm – 8:30pm Metung Bowls Club, 705 Metung Road, Metung

23rd January 5:00pm – 6:30pm Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance

25th January 4:00pm – 5:30pm Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, 60 Esplanade, Paynesville

27th January 7pm-8.30pm at Metung Bowls Club, 705 Metung Road, Metung

Free Entry

Bookings Essential. Tickets will be available through Summer By the Sea Eventbrite booking page. 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/summer-by-the-sea-2018-east-15805966658

Previous Events

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