Aug

6

2016

Kimberley crocodiles – Fresh and Estuarine

Estuarine crocodiles, the largest of all living reptiles, and Freshwater Crocodiles, slender snouted and smaller in build and overall size, will be the topic of the next Science on Broome Coast presentation on Sep 21. Dr Andrew Halford will bring you up to date on Estuarine crocodiles populations and mangement in the Kimberley, and Dr Ruchira Somaweera will tell you about his work with the Bunuba Rangers to protect Freshies from toads and weeds. This will be a ‘stand out’ in the science series.
‘How well are estuarine crocodiles doing in the Kimberley’ and ‘Are we going to lose our Freshies’, University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wed Sep 21, at 6pm.
FREE event, gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.
The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Estuarine croc poster Freshie poster

Jul

22

2016

Kimberley tides and telescopes

Tides posterThis National Science Week event is about Kimberley tides and astronomy.  Hear Professor Ryan Lowe and astronomer Greg Quicke with the help of telescopes, explain lunar and geographical influences of the tides in Broome and Kimberley coast.

Kimberley tides and ocean circulation, Town Beach Reserve, Tuesday, August 2 at 6pm.

Free event gold coin donations welcome

This event is sponsored by National Science Week, Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.

The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Jul

8

2016

Teaching goannas not to eat cane toads

Toad Taste aversionTropical ecologist Georgia-Ward Fear has been working on the cane toad frontline for eight years with the Balanggarra rangers. Georgia will share her study on the most heavily impacted species, the Yellow-spotted Floodplain Monitor and training she has been doing to discourage them from eating cane toads.

Taste aversion research on the cane toad frontline, University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm.

Free event, gold coin donations welcome

Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.

Hosted by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Jun

30

2016

Pearl lustre presentation July 6

Pearl lustre posterSarah Yu has worked in the West Kimberley for 40 years as an anthropologist and curator and heritage consultant. Bart Pigram, a Yawuru man, works at Nyamba Buru Yawuru on cultural and language projects. Sarah and Bart worked on the Lustre Pearling & Australia exhibition at the WA Museum in 2015.

Hear about the Aboriginal story of pearling, the extent and heritage value of the northwest pearl shell beds and significance of pearl shell.

The allure of mother of pearl crosses time & cultures, Univ of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Jul 6, Wed 6pm

Free event Gold coin donations welcome

Sponsors: Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM.

 

Jun

28

2016

RBWG Project Manager

IMG_1794 - CopyRead a story in Broome Makers (June 2016) about RBWG Project Manager Kandy Curran and the achievements of the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group.

Jun

18

2016

Shorebird monitoring underway

shorebirds-2016-facebookIt is time for the Dry Season monitoring of  Roebuck Bay’s migratory shorebirds, with the first catch on Sunday June 19, meet at Broome Bird Observatory, Crab Creek Road at 8am, see you there 🙂

 

Jun

16

2016

Corals, canaries, cockroaches!

Corals canaries cockroachesDr Mick O’Leary, will present the first detailed analysis of the growth history and evolution of Kimberley reefs over the last 10,000 years – confirming just how unique Kimberley reefs are.

Corals, canaries & cockroaches: A natural history of Kimberley reefs, Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm. 

Free event Gold coin donations welcome.

Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.

Hosted by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Jun

13

2016

Pig-nosed Turtle talk

The Piku ProjectHear about a project to save the Pig-nosed Turtle this Thursday (6-7pm) at Lotteries House. Pig-nosed Turtles are restricted to the southern rivers of PNG and major rivers of the Northern Territory. Unfortunately, Pig-nosed Turtles in PNG have declined sharply. The Piku Project is a conservation program based in Kikori River, Gulf Province (PNG), where the local community monitors its own harvest and no-take zones. Yolarnie is the Piku Project coordinator and Master’s student at University of Canberra. Yolarnie will talk about the Project main achievements in the past nine years.

May

26

2016

Sea turtles and their reproduction

6 SWhiting turtlesDr Scott Whiting, Principal Research Scientist with Parks and Wildlife together with a Yawuru Ranger, will share their knowledge about the turtles of Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast and their reproduction.

Sea Turtles: Iconic ambassadors linking marine habitats… University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm.

Free event: Gold coin donations welcome.

Science on Broome Coast is sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame,  Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through funding from the Federal Government Landcare Program.

This innovative science series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

May

6

2016

Free Roebuck Bay Film Fest Sat May 21

MSFF BNorthDue to popular demand, the short films made for the inaugural 2015 MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST, will be shown at Tanami Park, Broome North on Saturday May 21, 2016.

The FREE event starts at 5.00pm, so bring a picnic and rug and enjoy sitting under the stars and watching 17 outstanding short films made by Indigenous, Professional and local filmmakers about Broome’s saltwater country. The Azuki food van will be there for people who wish to purchase a meal. The event starts with a Yawuru Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, following by a series of outstanding photos of Broome’s coastal waters, then the short films.

The Roebuck Bay MUD & SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST is funded by Rangelands NRM through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, LandCorp and Inspiring Australia.

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