Island Whale Festival Friday 30th June

fri30jun10:00 amfri9:00 pmIsland Whale Festival Friday 30th June

Island Whale Festival Sunday 2nd July activities includes talks, activities, face painting, origami, art shows, films, how we can make a difference and more.

Event Details

Island Whale Festival Friday 30th June 2023 Phillip Island

*Ceramic & Plaster Ocean Themed Painting

Come along & join in a fun hands-on workshop on ocean-themed ceramic painting. We also have a variety of plaster sea creatures for you to paint too!10am – 3pm Clay & Co Studio, 4 Shorland Way, Cowes Drop in

 

*Festival Hub – Cowes

Find a range of stalls, activities, talks, presentations, live music, VR experience, Whale Festival information and more at the Festival Hub in Cowes.10.00am-4pm Festival Hub St Philip’s Church Hall, 102 Thompson Avenue, Cowes

 

*Library Story Time and Activities

Join the librarians who will share stories & interactive activities with the little ones. 10am – 12pm  St John’s Church Hall, 96 Chapel Street, Cowes Drop in

 

*Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony

A welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony will be provided by the Traditional Owners of the land, the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. 10.30am-11am Festival Hub

 

*Our Ocean – Our Health – Our Whales Health

Join a beach tour to explore for signs of a healthy biodiversity, while also recognising & learning about the pollutants that affect our environment.10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm Car park (left side beach lookout), Woolamai Beach SLSC Bookings Required

 

*VR Experience: Great Southern Ocean Reef

Learn about the spectacular reefs around Australia’s southern coastline, while you explore Victoria’s biodiverse Marine National Parks, ‘snorkelling’ with dolphins, seals & rock lobsters. 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm – drop in sessions Masonic Hall

 

*How to draw cartoon whales

Join local illustrator & artist Zev Landes (the creator of our whale mascots) in a fun workshop learning how to draw whales. No drawing experience necessary. 11am-11.45am Festival Hub Bookings Recommended

 

*Whale Pom Poms

Free Winter Whale Fun for Kids! Make your very own cute whale out of pom poms. Learn about these huge, majestic animals that live in our oceans at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre. 11am-1pm Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre

 

*Face Painting

Your little ones will love our super cute face painting – choose from a whale, dolphin, seal or penguin. 11am – 4pm  Festival Hub marquee

 

*Paint Your Own Whale Cookie

Join Brooke from the Island Cookie Box to create your own whale cookie masterpiece! Yum! 11:30am & 12pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended

 

*Recycled Plastics Workshop

Recycle & transform plastics using new, innovative technology into a unique item for you to keep!  Learn about the impact of plastic on our marine environment & about solutions to tackle plastic waste. 12pm & 2.30pm Masonic Hall Bookings Recommended

 

*Wildlife Victoria – On Call To Help

Wildlife Victoria’s CEO shares knowledge from her decade-long experience in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and Wildlife Victoria’s important role in caring and advocating for Victoria’s Wildlife. 12pm-12.45pm Festival Hub  Bookings Recommended

 

*Meet the Dolphin Research Institute’s Team

Meet the team of DRI researchers and volunteers and ask questions about their work, getting involved and careers in marine science. 12pm-4pm Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Drop in

 

*Whale Tail Identification

How many flukes and fins can you identify? Learn how scientists identify whales by their patterns or marks on their fins or flukes (tails), which are similar to fingerprints for humans. 12pm-4pm Cost: Free – Drop in  Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club

 

*Common Good – Citizen Science & Common Dolphins

Common dolphins are often spotted along the Bass Coast. Are these local dolphins similar to those in Port Phillip who exhibit residency behaviour & a social structure not typical of the species? 1pm-1.45pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended

 

*Coastal & Marine Wildlife: the need for a long-distance relationship

Hear how the Conservation Regulators are working tirelessly to safeguard our beloved Hooded Plovers and the crucial role we all play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our beautiful marine mammals. 2pm-2.45pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended

 

*Spot A Whale

Learn how to spot a whale with local researchers while enjoying the magnificent views of Cape Woolamai. This is the perfect location to learn the tell-tale signs of a whale presence in our coastal waters. 3pm-4pm Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Bookings Recommended

 

*Silent Disco

Experience the silent disco magic through ocean themed music and an immersive dance journey of movement, fun & connection for the whole family. The crew will show you some guided, simple & fun movements – no dance experience necessary! 4pm, 5pm & 6pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended

 

*Sip & Paint A Whale

Join in the fun and learn some acrylic painting techniques. Laugh, drink and leave with your own whale masterpiece! 6.30pm – 9pm  Penguin Parade Bookings Essential

 

Thank you to Island Whale Festival Friday 30th June for this program

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(Friday) 10:00 am - 9:00 pm