May 2 2019
On Saturday May 4 at 5.45pm, Roebuck Bay will light up with giant illuminated puppets, storytelling, dance and original music in one of Theatre Kimberley’s biggest collaborative works. Bring friends and family, a picnic, something to sit on and enjoy the event of the year!
The Shorebird Quest is a co-creation between Theatre Kimberley, the Broome Bird Observatory, Parks and Wildlife Services’ Yawuru rangers, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Country managers and local schools.
The puppets are only half of the Shorebird Quest – the other is incredible original live music from magical musical director Jaime Jackett, a bird nerd and musician originally from Canada, co-written with Hayden Kutze. WoW!!
Follow Curtis the Curlew on his migration from Siberia to Broome through a fusion of Yawuru Country knowledge, musical theatre and puppetry.
This project is made possible with support from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund; the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions; Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, and the Broome Community.
Oct 30 2018
Scientists and Nyikina Mungala Rangers will provide a fascinating presentation and Q & A on sawfish in the Fitzroy River, Kimberley WA.
Where The Mangrove Hotel
47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
When Friday, November 9, 6 – 7:30pm
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
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 🙂
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
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.
May 25 2017
Marine Biologist Dr Malcolm Lindsay and Julia Rau, project coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, will present findings and launch an easily understood 10-Year Report Card that will assist with the management and protection of the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay.
Apr 10 2017
Amelia Formby started today in a microlight! This awesome zoologist come artist has a dream to follow Broome’s Red Necked Stints from Australia to Siberia in a microlight. With Broome’s migratory shorebirds declining, Amelia wants to draw attention to their predicament and promote urgent action. What an amazing young woman. You can hear Amelia speak about her ambitious project this year in the Science on the Broome Coast series – the date and poster coming soon. Read about it here »
Oct 7 2016
There is positive momentum (monthly clean-ups) to reduce debris in Roebuck Bay. To keep the momentum, RBWG and Tangaroa Blue are holding a Litter and Pollution Reduction Workshop to reduce marine debris. As Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue said, “If all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do. Understanding where litter and marine debris is coming from, enables us to tackle the release at the source, reducing the amount of litter entering the beautiful Broome environment in the first place.”
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.