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  • July 23, 2019 | 06:00 PM

    The Bearded Lady, 138 Boundary Street, West End, QLD

    Coast to Coral (Brisbane) July

    Join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

    This month we'll hear from Peter White, who organises the Environmental Divers group. 

    About the speaker:

    Peter White has run beach clean up events for over 12 years, including on Rainbow Beach and Moreton Island, with a focus on National Parks.

    He has also worked with Ocean Crusaders and Sea Shepherd on many of their campaigns and this will be his 13th year as site supervisor for Clean Up Australia.

    As a passionate scuba diver, he recognised the need to start removing debris from the oceans and now conducts every dive as a clean up dive. He has been nominated for a volunteer of the year award for service to the community and now heads up Environmental Divers, a hands on group of dedicated volunteers.

    6pm: Event opens 
    6:30: Grab a seat (will go fast!)
    6:45: Talk kicks-off
    7:30: Pizza & good conversation!

    Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).

    As the venue is a bar, Under 18's are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5 year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-old can not be accompanied by a 18-yr-old.

    For more information or to RSVP, please visit our Facebook event page or contact ambassadors@reefcheckaustralia.org

    This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.

  • July 23, 2019 | 06:30 PM

    The Good Bar, 5/19-23 First Avenue, Mooloolaba

    RCA Reef Rumble Triva Extravaganza!

    Join Reef Check Australia and friends for a night of TRIVIA at Good Bar, Mooloolaba on Tuesday July 23rd from 6.30pm.

    Plenty of AWESOME prizes to be won, all in support of protecting our reefs and oceans, so make sure you reserve your team spots fast, as there is a strict limit on capacity!

    Entry is $10 per person with all donations going towards supporting Reef Check Australia's Sunshine Coast Reef Health Surveys, and local community education programs through our amazing Reef Ambassador program.

    Bookings are essential, as spots are TIGHT! Please make sure you contact Khloe Curtin via email at k.curtin101@gmail.com or head over to our Facebook Event page to make your team reservation!

    We recommend teams of at least 5 if possible, due to the seating arrangements. Bigger or smaller teams? Let us know so we can see what we can do!!

    For more information you can also contact Reef Check Australia at ambassadors@reefcheckaustralia.org.

    BIG thanks to the June Canavan Foundation for supporting the first Reef Ambassador course on the Sunshine Coast and Good Bar for their support of this event!

  • July 28, 2019 | 09:00 AM

    Einbunpin Lagoon, Lagoon St., Sandgate, Queensland, 4017

    Reef Check at Einbunpin Festival

     

    Reef Check Australia is excited to be one of the stall holders at the 24th year of Einbunpin Festival at Sandgate on Sunday 28th July 2019!

    This magical day is perfect for all ages to come and be entertained as you walk around and explore the stalls, watch local performers and enjoy games and activities. Bring your friends and family for a wonderful day out and discover all that you can about the mythical Einbunpin lagoon creatures. Will you spot them in the crowds???

    More information about the Einbunpin history and the festival can be found here.

    Drop by to say hi and have a chat about all things reefs and oceans! We'd love to see you there!

    Thanks to to the Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grant for supporting our activities in this region.

  • July 30, 2019 | 06:30 PM

    Metro Arts' EPSON Lumen Room, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane

    Reef Check Australia Free Movie Screening - "BLUE"

    Reef Check Australia is proud to support the Plastic Free July initiative by hosting a FREE, ALL AGES screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “BLUE” on Tuesday 30th July at Metro Arts' EPSON Lumen Room.

    Single use plastic is one of the most pressing issues facing our marine environments today. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. There’s over 11 BILLION pieces of plastic debris on coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region alone. It has devastating effects on our environment, wildlife and even our food chain! 

    The good news is, there’s something each of us can do about it. By making just a few changes to our daily routines, we can help protect our reefs, waterways and wildlife.

    In the words of the filmmakers themselves, “BLUE takes us into their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. This feature documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. BLUE shows us there is a way forward and the time to act is now.”

    The documentary is rated PG, with mild themes. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. FREE popcorn will be available on the night – although we ask you bring your own containers and also your own drinks and snacks. Drinks and containers will not be available on the night. This is an alcohol free event. 

    Public transport is recommended as street parking is on a paying basis. Multi-level car parks are also located nearby.

    Bookings are essential so please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot today.

    This event is proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants.

  • August 14, 2019 | 06:00 PM

    Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami, Queensland 4220

    Coast to Coral Gold Coast: Movement patterns of large sharks

    The Reef Check Australia Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is now on the Gold Coast! Join us and friends at the Karma Collab Hub Miami for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

    This month, our speaker is Marine Ecologist Johan Gustafson from Griffith University. Johan is a marine ecologist at Griffith University focusing on shark ecology. Johan has been working on the movement of multiple shark species including White, Bull, Tiger and Hammerhead sharks; deploying various types of monitoring tags and collecting tissue samples. Johan has been on many international and national television shows including National Geographic and Discovery. Currently Johan is finalising his PhD studies which focused on hammerhead shark ecology in Queensland.


    Australian Coastal waters are home to many shark species moving vast distances between coasts and bays. Movement of white sharks is often attributed to whale migrations, whereas bull sharks are said to be everywhere all the time. This presentation outlines the current knowledge of shark movement and the work being undertaken in Queensland on White, Tiger, Bull and Tiger sharks.


    6pm: Event opens
    6:30: Grab a seat (will go fast!)
    6:45: Talk kicks-off
    7:30: Pizza & good conversation!

    Entry is $3 including a slice of pizza!

    Please RSVP at our Facebook Event page or let our team know you're coming at ambassadors@reefcheckaustralia.org.

    This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Gold Coast City Council.

    Future talks will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

  • August 16, 2019 | 09:00 AM through August 18, 2019

    Suncorp Piazza, South Bank Parklands, Melbourne Street, Brisbane

    Reef Check Australia at Brisbane Science Festival

     

    Following on from the massive success of their last event, Reef Check Australia is excited to be part of the next, bigger and better, Brisbane Science Festival!

    The festival will run for 3 days, from 16-18 August, with the first day being a high school careers day, followed by community days on the Saturday and Sunday.

    RCA will be there along with other amazing scientists for all the action, including science shows, reptile encounters, robotics, drones and science challenges. Our ambassadors will have the ever popular green screen available for photos with your favourite marine buddies, as well as other interactive activities. The festival will also offer the opportunity to win a chance to be part of Australia's first science themed escape room experience!

    Come along and chat with the RCA team and enjoy an incredible program of events and activities.

    For more information and to book your ticket, head over to the Brisbane Science Festival website now!


  • August 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM

    Campbell Place, University of Queensland St Lucia Campus

    RCA at UQ for Trash Free Tuesday!

    Reef Check Australia are joining the University of Queensland Sustainability Office in challenging everyone to reduce their waste as much as possible during UQ Sustainability Week. 

    Our team will have a stall in Campbell Place at the St Lucia Campus from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 20 August. Come and see us and have a chat to us about what you are doing to help reduce waste, or ask for some tips.

    Swap plastic for cardboard, take your own straw and cutlery, use a cup from home for your smoothies, juices and coffee - there's so many ways to make a difference! There will be plenty of recycling skips set up throughout campus to help with your challenge. Plus, if you recycle your drink containers in UQ's Cash for Containers bins during Sustainability Week, UQ will donate the proceeds to environmental charities, including Reef Check Australia.

    Can you reduce your waste to zero?! Check out our Facebook event page for more information.


    Trash Free Tuesday is proudly supported by The University of Queensland, Reef Check and UQ Sustainability.