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Celebrate the Bay Day, Broome 12 Aug 2012

12 August 2012

Celebrate the Bay is a stimulating and fun event to get involved in this weekend. Held on the lawn at Town Beach on Sunday 12 August, from 12-4.30pm, the free event is a joyful celebration of the incredible marine life that Roebuck Bay supports and the cultural significance that it holds for Yawuru people, the Traditional Owners of Broome.

Held during Science Week, Celebrate the Bay has a science theme, with plenty of fascinating hands on activities for the community to learn about the bay’s marine life. For example, mud dwellers that live in the bay’s extensive intertidal mudflats will be on show, and supersize binoculars on hand to view Australian snubfin dolphins and the two other cetacean species that are often sighted in the bay.

Other drawcards are seagrass and migratory shorebird displays, a walk to see dinosaur footprints and a SciTech ‘Marine Biology Meets Pathology’ show.

Scientists will be there too, to talk to the community about their research on the bay, and their careers in science. Stephen Pigram will create the atmosphere, singing about crocodiles, pearling and fishing in Roebuck Bay. And for the kids, lots of games and prizes focused on the bay.

A program on the Celebrate the Bay free event can be downloaded on the Roebuck Bay website.

The event, which is being hosted by the Department of Environment and Conservation and the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group, is being funded by National Science Week and Rangelands NRM.