Island Whale Festival Saturday 1st July

sat01jul10:00 amsat7:00 pmIsland Whale Festival Saturday 1st July

Event Details

Island Whale Festival Saturday 1st July 2023 Phillip Island

*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. Presented by: Dolphin Research Institute and Two Bays Whale Project. When: 9am, 1pm and 3pm Cost: Free – Bookings recommended Location: Cape Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club – Club House


*Face Painting
Your little ones will love our super cute face painting – choose from a whale, dolphin, seal or penguin. When: 11am – 4pm Where: Festival Hub marquee
*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. When: 10am, 12pm & 2.30pm Where: Masonic Hall 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. When: 10am-4pm Where: Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Drop in
*Whale Blessing Ceremony Traditional Custodian,
Ceremony Maker and Artist Uncle Steve Ulula Parker will facilitate a Ceremony to bless the whales and wish them safe passage on their migration past Millowl (Philip Island) to the warmer northern waters.  10-10.45am Cowes Foreshore
*Pop Up Art Show
View ocean inspired works from some of Millowl’s (Phillip Islands) talented local artists. 10am-3pm The Nobbies Centre 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. 10am-4pm  Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Drop in
*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 Smiths Beach Car Park Bookings Required
*Clay Sea Creatures
Free Winter Whale Fun for Kids! Come and get creative and make your own sea creature out of clay at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre. 11am-1pm Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre
*Eating Whales: A Megalodon Story
Come on a journey to uncover the largest sharks that ever existed. How did one of the largest macro-predators of all time go extinct? Examine the evolution, rise, and ultimate downfall of this monstrous shark. 11am-11.45am Festival Hub Bookings  Recommended
*Ocean Messages – Interactive Art Piece
Local Community Artists will facilitate decoration of a large whale puppet with messages about the importance of caring for whales, oceans & the Living World. 11am-12pm & 2-3pm Festival Hub
*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
*Ocean Lovers Family Yoga
A celebration through movement of the ocean waters and all the creatures that live in them. Suitable for all ages and limited numbers.  11:30am-12:30pm San Remo Library Booking Required
*Citizen Science Project – SealSpotter
Hear how Nature Parks scientists use drones and citizen science to understand the fur seals in the Bass Strait ecosystem. Dive into using technology to study marine mammals. 2pm-12.45pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended
*Paint Your Own Whale Cookie
Join Brooke from the Island Cookie Box to create your own whale cookie masterpiece! Yum! 1pm & 1.30pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended
*Deep Listening Circle
Uncle Steve will facilitate a Deep Listening Circle in which he will share stories, songs and dances of the Whale Dreaming, the Great Whale Migration and the importance of being in right relationship with the Living World. 1-1.45pm Festival Hub Bookings Required
Don’t miss the only opportunity to see The Ocean Film Festival in Victoria this winter. Each of the festival’s 7 films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. 2-5pm & 7-10pm Newhaven College, Black Box Theatre Bookings Required
*Whales of Victoria
Where do whales come from & where do they go? Have you seen whales today? Join this discussion & presentation on the whales we see in our water each year. Learn about how you spot & report sightings. 2pm – 2:45pmWoolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Bookings Recommended
*Whale Spotting Photography Workshop & Tour
Trek up along the high Cape Track that provides one of the best lookout spots for local wildlife, migrating whales & learn fundamental principles of wildlife photography. 2pm – 5pm Woolamai Beach SLSC Bookings Required
*What’s in a Face (WhaleFace)
Learn how DEECA studies endangered Southern Right Whales using the unique patterns on their head & find out how you can join the WhaleFace community & contribute to this important research. 2:15-3pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended
*Whale Crown Creations
Join local Community Artists to create your own whale crown incorporating natural materials & recycled cardboard. The crown will celebrate whales & recognises the importance of caring for the living world. 3-4pm Festival Hub Bookings Recommended
*Marine Career Session
Have you ever wanted a career in marine science? Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the field? Come along to hear from & ask questions of local marine scientists, project officers, educators & wildlife managers. 3:15-4pm 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!  4pm – 6.30pm Penguin Parade Bookings Essential

Thank you to Island Whale Festival Saturday 1st July for this program



July 1, 2023 10:00 am - 7:00 pm(GMT+10:00)