Do you want to learn about dolphins in your area? Or would you like to become a dolphin research citizen scientist?
These workshops are a great experience for ocean and wildlife lovers alike!
Workshops are presented by Dr Liz Hawkins, Dolphin Research Australia lead researcher who has over 19 years of experience. You’ll learn the basics of the biology, ecology and conservation of dolphins in our region. As part of the teaching, Dr Hawkins will also show you how to take observations and photographs of dolphins that can help us to research and monitor the populations of our area.
Following Dr Hawkins’ presentation, we then head out for some dolphin watching.
By attending the workshop you can enjoy a unique experience and also have the opportunity to sign up as a dolphin research Ambassador and find out more about our Dolphin Watch citizen science initiative.
Please see the itineraries outlined below for specific times and locations for each workshop.
Please note this workshop is suitable for families with children 8 years and over.
Our Dolphin Ecology workshops are very popular, so get in quick as limited places are available!
By attending one of our Dolphin Ecology workshops, you will receive:
- One year membership to Dolphin Research Australia
- An exclusive information pack including a Dolphin Watcher Handbook
- Subscription to Dolphin Research Australia’s Enewsletter
- Subscription to Dolphin Research Australia’s CetusGeo Dolphin & Whale Emagazine
- Invitations to Special Events
- Opportunity to sign up to be an active Dolphin Watch Ambassador and assist with our Healthy Waterways-Healthy Dolphins Project
Bribie Island Dolphin Ecology Workshop 2020
Date: 13th & 14th March 2020
Where & When:
Evening presentation: 13th March 6:00-8:15pm at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum, 1 S Esplanade, Bongaree QLD 4507 (Doors open 5:45pm)
Field Component: 14th March 9:00am-10:30am at a nearby beach (location to be confirmed)
- The workshop will start with an evening presentation at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum. The presentation by Dr Liz will cover all the basic biology, ecology and conservation of coastal dolphins in Moreton Bay. It will also include tips on how to observe and interpret the behaviour of dolphins. Doors will open at 5:45pm with the presentation starting at 6:00pm. We will have light snacks and hot drinks for you to enjoy during the evening.
- The second component of the workshop is a field practical which will take place on Saturday 14th March from 9:00-10:30am meeting at a nearby beach (we will confirm the location once we know the weather). During the morning practical we will head out for some dolphin watching from the beach and put into practice some of what we learnt during the presentation. Including identifying species, behaviour and practicing how to take photographs that can be used to help monitor dolphin populations.
**Please arrive 10mins prior to the start**
- USB stick containing Dolphin Watch handbook & welcome pack
- Complementary year membership to Dolphin Research Australia
- Presentation and field practical
- Light snacks and refreshments during the evening presentation.
What to Bring:
- Note book, pen
- Hat, sunscreen and weather protective clothing.
- Please bring your own food and water to the morning practical.
Special Price: $40/Adult, $30/Child (8 years & over)
** Please note this workshop is not suitable for children under 8 years of age)
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**Bookings are essential
Thanks to our wonderful workshop sponsors – Department of Environment & Science and the Bribie Island Seaside Museum