Sep 20 2018
With the help of MicroBlitz citizen scientists, Professor Andy Whitely is mapping the biodiversity, abundance and distribution of microbes in WA’s ancient and unique soils.
Professor Whiteley will discuss the purpose and potential of the MicroBlitz project, then show a chapter of Deborah Koons Garcia’s film, ‘Symphony of the Soil’. Drawing on ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, ‘Symphony of the Soil’ gently unfurls the miracles and mysteries of the ground beneath our feet.
Where The Hall, University of Notre
Dame, 88 Guy St Broome
When Wed Sept 26, 6 – 7:30 pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome
More Info www.roebuckbay.org.au/science-on-the-broome-coast-series/list-of-presentations-from-the-2018-series/
Aug 16 2018
As part of the Broome Bird Observatory’s 30thanniversary celebrations, there is a wonderful event coming up that will be unashamedly, all about the southwest Kimberley coastal environment, but not solely about shorebirds.
The majority of speakers will be local but there will also be some excellent visiting presenters as well.
Please come and support the Broome Bird Observatory in their 30th year.
Birdlife Australia Congress
Where The Mangrove Hotel
47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
When September 8, 2018
(08) 9193 5600
Jul 26 2018
Get your tickets folks, the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest screenings are incredibly popular events in the Shinju Matsuri program in Broome. The 2018 Mud and Saltwater Film Fest will held over two nights at Sun Pictures, each night is different, I’m going to both 🙂 🙂
Jun 29 2018
The AIMS North West Shoals to Shore Research Program is a three year region-wide study involving 60 scientists and technical staff.
Peter Farrell will present three themes:
– Seabed biodiversity along an ancient coastline
– Threatened species
– Rowley Shoals atolls
Dr Mark Meekan (leading marine noise studies) will present on impacts of seismic surveys on fish and pearl oysters.
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday August 8, 6 – 7:30pm
Free Gold coin donation welcome
Mar 29 2018
Until recently this spectacled wallaby was thought to be extinct in the Kimberley, however in 2015 researchers with the World Wildlife Fund together with Yawuru rangers discovered the rare marsupial again. Hear the remarkable story behind the discovery, about the marsupial’s unique biology and what’s being done to protect it into the future.
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy Street, Broome
When Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 6 – 7.00pm
Mar 29 2018
Would you like to learn about Roebuck Bay’s remarkable migratory shorebirds and be part of 30th birthday celebrations for the Broome Bird Observatory? Well put aside Sept 8-9, 2018 to hear a series of fascinating presentations put on by the Broome Bird Observatory and Birdlife-Australia. The full list of presenters will be out soon with a brief description of each talk. Register on Broome Bird Observatory website or call direct 08 91935600.
Feb 12 2018
Well here is a great opportunity for you and your family…
Seagrass monitoring in Roebuck Bay March 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – here are the details. Have fun and make a valuable contribution to the management of Roebuck Bay 🙂
Feb 5 2018
Roebuck Bay Working Group’s innovative work to ‘infotain’ the masses has been published in Wetlands Australia 2018 publication. Read the story written by Kandy Curran, the Project Manager for the award winning group.
Feb 5 2018
Its been a phenomenally wet start to 2018 with Broome recording its wettest January of all time (941mm). Unfortunately, the heavy rain and wind associated with the low, has bought down a lot of trees and worst of all, the Broome South Waste Water Treatment Plant overflowed into Roebuck Bay, again. Watch a short film by the ABC on the overflow of wastewater and read the stories below…
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
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.