Nov 29 2017
If you live near the McMahon walkway, you will receive a nice surprise on your gate or porch Fridge magnets have been delivered with tips to keep the walkway and stormwater drain clean and green. Roebuck Bay Working Group, Broome Shire and Parks and Wildlife Service Yawuru Rangers helped hundreds of young people in the area plant a bushtucker trail beside the walkway and drain.
More good news, Broome Shire Council, a partner in the project, has repaired the broken sections of footpath, litter and garden waste in the drain have been removed and the new plants reticulated and mulched. Please ‘do your bit’ to keep the McMahon walkway clean and green
Nov 29 2017
There is a great story on a Question of Balance about the work being undertaken by Chris Hassell, a long term researcher with the Global Flyway Network in Broome to better understand the pressures that face migratory shorebirds on their annual breeding migration. Read the story »
Nov 13 2017
Dr James Gilmour studies Kimberley coral reefs and their capacity to thrive in dynamic settings; climate change however, is challenging their resilience. Dr Jim Underwood studies coral reef animals, like fish, corals and seagrass, which release larvae or seeds to form ‘recruits’. How far do larvae and seeds move on currents before they settle and grow to adults. When corals bleach, will new recruits come from local survivors or from reefs far away? Wed, Nov 15, The Hall, University of Notre Dame, Broome.
Oct 26 2017
Professor Lynnath Beckley, a marine scientist at Murdoch University, has been conducting monthly aerial surveys over the past year from Crab Creek to Point Torment to gain an understanding of how people use this coastal area.
Vessel and boat ramp activity (video camera at Entrance Point) have been recorded along with coastal camping and four wheel driving activities. This study provides spatially explicit data of human use prior to major coastal developments, such as the construction of sealed roads and tourism infrastructure.
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St Broome
When Wednesday November 8 from 6 – 7.00pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Oct 12 2017
Great news filmmakers, there are two filmmaking workshops on Monday 23rd October lead by Australian actor Steve Bastoni and filmmaker Shayne Thomson. Register your interest now.
The second filmmaking workshop on Monday 23 Oct is from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Lotteries House, Steve Bastoni will help with scripting, acting and directing, and Shayne Thomson with camera technique and techie stuff. Both great workshops and we look forward to seeing you there.
Sep 27 2017
When September 30, 2017, 7 -10:30am
Where Magabala Botanical Park, Magabala Road, Waranyjarri Estate (Broome North)
Free Event by the Society for Kimberley Indigenous Plants and Animals
Sponsor Water Corporation
Sep 26 2017
Researchers have partnered Indigenous rangers in the Kimberley to gather critical data on dugongs and their seagrass habitat for a WA Marine Science Institution project.
Dr Peter Bayliss explains key learnings and what they mean for dugongs and their seagrass pastures in the Kimberley.
“This three-year research project makes a start in a life-time adventure to gain critical knowledge with community participation at all levels.”
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame,
88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday October 11 from 6 – 7.00pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Aug 23 2017
So how do dolphins living in Roebuck Bay or humpback whales migrating key breeding grounds off the Kimberley use communication within their social societies?
Where The Hall, Univ Notre Dame, 88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday August 30 from 6 – 7 pm
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Aug 11 2017
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest featured 25 short films made by local filmmakers.The popular Film Fest featured footage from Roebuck Bay and the
Australian actor Steve Bastoni provided filmmaking / acting workshops with Film Fest Co-Director Shayne Thomson which paid off, with lots of entries from emerging filmmakers. MC Greg Quicke, aka #spacegandalf after appearances on Stargazing Live was a drawcard, along with Sobrane Simcock who painted a dancing brolga which she donated for silent auction, raising $1800 for the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
Check out the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for details on the next Film Fest.
The MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST is an initiative of the Roebuck Bay Working Group, and we thank the major funders: Cygnet Bay Pearls, State NRM though Royalties for Regions, Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM through the National Landcare Program. We also thanks the businesses and Not For Profit organisations who donated prizes and in kind support: Greg Quicke from Astro Tours, Betta Home Living, BK Signs, Broome Bird Observatory, Broome Broome Car Hire, Broome Whale Watching, Diverse Water Sports, Finn Films, Good Cartel, Harvey Norman, National Science Week, Pindan Printing, Sobrane Simcock, Sundowner Camel Tours , The Mangrove Hotel and Zanders.
Jun 27 2017
Read about the innovative work of the Roebuck Bay Working Group in the latest RBWG eNewsletter June 2017.
As you will read, we have plenty going on that you can get involved in – a Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest on August 5, 2017. If you are a filmmaker and wish to get involved, please do, but remember, the short films are due in on July 15, 2017. You can submit your film through Film Freeway on http://mudandsaltwater.org.au/entering-films/
The Roebuck Bay Working Group also runs a Science on the Broome Coast series. Check out the presentations coming up and come along, they are all free events and you will discover a lot about Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast.
Enjoy reading our eNewsletter and let us know if you want any further information about any of the events we put on.
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.