Streaky Science Events

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Come along to a day of fun science events at Streaky Bay in April and learn about our local coast and marine environment.

CANCELLED - due to the risk posed by COVID-19.

Come along to a day of fun science events at Streaky Bay next month and learn about our local coast and marine environment.

Join Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula staff for a family-friendly beach combing activity in the morning and a relaxed science in the pub event in the evening. Hear from a range of guest speakers and experts in their fields on some fascinating topics like seals, shorebirds and scientific expeditions at the free marine science event on Thursday 16 April 2020.

Natural Resource Management Officer Libby Hunt said the two-part event, hosted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and the District Council of Streaky Bay, will kick off with a morning beach detectives and sand sculpture session at the Streaky Bay Jetty Platform.

“This will be a great opportunity for children to participate in unstructured play activities and learn more about the local marine creatures, habitats and ecosystems in their backyard,” Ms Hunt said.

The Beach Detectives session is suitable for children aged 4 and up, and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula staff will be on hand to explain how the community can help look after the local marine life and coastline.

In the evening a ‘Science in the Pub’ session at the Streaky Bay Hotel will see a range of guest speakers from National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia, the South Australian Museum and Curtin University. They will share their wealth of knowledge as they present on a range of topics, including whales, seals and shorebirds.

Senior Ranger Pat Walsh will be presenting at the event and is excited to showcase the local area’s marine and coastal wildlife.

”The Science in the Pub session is a unique event providing our community with the opportunity to chat with marine scientists in a relaxed setting,” he said.

“It is family friendly and we encourage people of all ages to come along and learn about monitoring marine life, local and migratory shorebirds and the seals of South Australia.”

Bookings are essential. Please register via Eventbrite and for further information please contact Libby Hunt, Natural Resource Management Officer on 8626 1108 or libby.hunt@sa.gov.au

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