Have you ever wondered what those horse-shoe shaped jelly things are? If sharks lay eggs? What local plant species you can find in Royal Park? Which plants are weeds? These questions and more will be answered by Bellarine Catchment Network at this free, family-friendly beach and bush walk activity.
This activity is aimed at both children and adults so all are welcome. Adults need to accompany children under 12. There are limited spots available so please register.
What's involved: Participants will go on a beachcomb lead by experienced staff, looking for creatures and artefacts along the shoreline. Participants can enter the water up to their knees if wearing booties (either BYO or provided) and if conditions are appropriate, participants can also use provided aquascopes (e.g., plastic underwater viewing device - see image below). Participants will then explore the bush of Royal Park and will look at indigenous plants, weeds and how we can preserve our vital Coastal Moonah Woodland habitat. Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and more at the end of the session.
Please BYO: hat, sunscreen, water and booties or enclosed shoes like sneakers (no flip flops or sandals). It is suggested to wear bathers or shorts if intending to enter the water.
Access: Park along Point Lonsdale or Jordan Road. Note that it is a busy time of year, so leave extra time to find a park and walk to the site. Enter Royal Park from the road opposite Jordan Road and look for the Bellarine Catchment Network marquee and tables. Note that this road into the caravan park is an exit only, so you will not be able to drive in this way. This activity will be run along the shoreline, so may not be wheelchair friendly. The event will be run in English but please contact us if you require support as we work to accommodate everyone.
Note: Please do not attend if you are unwell. This event is also subject to weather conditions and will be postponed if weather is not safe or unfavourable. All participants will be notified 24 hours before.
This event is supported by the Borough of Queenscliffe. For more information, please email us at email@example.com or visit www.environmentbellarine.org.au
Bellarine Catchment Network acknowledges the Wadawurrung; Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their ability, cultural background, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, intersex status or sexual orientation.