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A young koala's beach adventure

June 5th 2013
World Oceans Day this Saturday

It's a huge weekend coming up on Magnetic Island with World Oceans Day (WOD) on Saturday as well as the Picnic Bay School Reunion (more to come). WOD, organised by Tourism Operators & Business Magnetic Island (TOBMI) and Base Backpackers, looks like it will be pretty huge starting with a beach clean-up at Nelly Bay with loads of action through to and including a fly past by the Red Barron seaplane to take a photo of Magnetic Islanders forming the letters "WOD" on the beach by standing together in formation. There's lots more and the schedule follows.

World Oceans Day Schedule of activities (8.6.13):

09.30: Nelly Bay beach cleanup. (Organized by Ms. Aimee Jones)
10.00: TOBMI & Base– Dr. Rick Braley & Mr. Tom Cooney
10.05: Welcome to Wulgurukaba Country: Mr. Arthur Johnson, elder
10:10: Opening WOD speech: Mr. Andrew Skeat, GBRMPA talking on ‘Shifting Baselines’.
10.20: Talk by Dr. Don Kinsey: We need the ocean – how have we treated it?
10.30: Talk on corals ( Dr. Andrew Lewis)
10.40: Talk on turtles (Jo Peterson, MINT)
10.45 – 12.30: Games for kids on the beach begins (organized by Claudia Gaber). Games to include sand castle building, 3 legged races for pairs of kids or adults, sprints to 50m. Sharon Jupp Year 2 teacher M. I. State School will help with storytelling. Base has engaged a Face Painter from 11.00 – 14.00. Marine art by students or adults. The Red Barron plans a fly by ~ 11.35-11.40 and take a picture of the WOD celebration from the air. A large human word (WOD initials) on the beach will be formed for the picture.
12.00 noon – 13.30: Base will organize a BBQ (a $5 charge for a snag, salad & soft drink with the majority of the funds to be donated to MINT).
1300-1330: Microphone opens to the public to state why they love the ocean or what it does for them, and for Reef Guardian Schools to tell about their school.
13.30-14.00+: Drum circle on the beach. (Dr. Andy Lewis will lead)
1415 – 1445…finish on beach: End with a Laughing Yoga Circle on the beach. (Rick, Nell, Andy to lead).
14.30 +: Tim Griffin and The Godfathers of Funk to play at Base after the morning/afternoons’ festivities.
18.30: The Fire Flyz on the beach with their spectacular performance
Base will be open to 21.00 hr.




World Oceans Day this Saturday
 
1 comments
 
Syl Hayes
June 5th 2013
Well done Rick Braley for taking on the organising this year and congrats to all involved.
Thanks George you do a great job promoting our island activities.


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