The Up Close events for April are on their way!
The Up Close program is heading to the coast for April with a marine theme, starting with SA marine life events at Mt Gambier and Port MacDonnell this weekend. Download a pdf of the flyer here, and keep an eye out for more details on an upcoming seabirds event at Warrnambool on Sunday April 27.
‘SA Marine … Life Up Close’ talk at the Mt Gambier Library – Friday April 4 at 7pm
The coastline of South Australia is home to an incredible variety of weird and wonderful marine creatures. Nature Glenelg Trust hosts marine scientist Alex Gaut from Conservation Council SA as she heads to Mt Gambier with an armload of real-life marine specimens and some insider info on what’s happening in our ever-changing intertidal zone. Join us for an entertaining talk and some refreshments afterwards. This event is family friendly (esp. kids over 10).
Rockpool Ramble at Port MacDonnell – Saturday April 5 at 9am
Alex will also guide a rockpool ramble during low-tide at Port MacDonnell the next morning. There are limited spaces for this event so register with Jonathan (details below) and be sure to wear shoes that can get wet! Refreshments will be provided afterwards and the ramble is suitable for all ages – so bring the kids along.
For more details or to register for the ramble, contact Jonathan Tuck on 0432 406 486 or
Alex Gaut is the current Biodiversity Program Manager at CCSA and also oversees the Reef Watch (SA) and Feral or In Peril projects. Ms. Gaut has an extensive background in marine science as a marine biologist and educator, a lecturer in science education at UniSA, research scientist at the state department of fisheries, and an assistant collection manager for South Australian Museum.
For more information on the 2014 Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ events see the webpage at http://natureglenelg.org.au/current-projects/up-close-events-2014/