Winter by the Sea
Welcome to Winter by the Sea!
It’s cold, it’s dark, and we’re all staying inside, so we thought we would bring Victoria’s coast to you.
Parks Victoria and DELWP’s Coastcare Victoria are working in partnership to support marine and coastal volunteers, and our wider Victorian community, through COVID-19 isolation with an online program of live activities and recorded field trips that connects us with Victoria’s incredible marine and coastal environments and parks.
See the full program (PDF).
There are three types of events being offered:
The Speakers Tent
Our expert volunteers and scientists will take you on a fortnightly deep dive along Victoria’s coast with live presentations and a chance to ask your questions!
Happening 4:30 – 5.15 pm every second Tuesday from May to August and open to all.
|19 May||Sharks and Rays of Point Cook Marine Sanctuary||Andrew Christie
Friends of Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary
|2 June||Monitoring Top Marine Predators||Professor John Arnould
|16 June||Whales of Winter||David Donnelly
Dolphin Research Institute
|30 June||Barwon Estuary Project||Jon Duthie
Friends of the Bluff Barwon Heads
|14 July||Marine Pests||Dr. Richard Stafford Bell
|28 July||Australia’s Sub-Antarctic Marine Wildlife||Melanie Wells
|4 August||Southern Right Whales||Mandy Watson
|11 August||Marine Life of the Gippsland Lakes||Don Love
Friends of Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary
|25 August||Bryozoan Reefs of Western Port||Adrian Flynn / David Donnelly
Grow your marine and coastal skills and knowledge by joining one of our monthly live interactive workshops starting in June.
|June||Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on the Coast
|July||Victorian Marine Life Identification
|August||Digital Story Telling Workshop
Virtual Field Trips
Explore some of the key habitats of Victoria’s marine and coastal protected areas with a virtual field trips led by Parks Victoria staff being launched at the end of each month:
||Rocky Shores with Rangers Monique Bregman and Lachie Cohen
||Seagrass with Ranger Jono
||Beaches with Lynden Costin, Wilsons Promontory National Park Education Officer
Register to attend - once registered, details and information on how to join will be provided by email before each event.
Missed out and want to catch up on past events?
Links to recorded presentations, workshops, and virtual field trips will be added after each event.