Special Guest – Sandy Van Veluwen from the National Marine Science Centre (TBC)
NEW DATE – SUNDAY 16TH JULY
We will meet up on the protected northern side of Woolgoolga headland at 8.00am to investigate the exposed rocky shoreline (low tide at 7.15am) for a few hours before heading up to the top of the headland to watch for passing humpback whales migrating north. We are hoping to be joined by Sandy Van Veluwen from the National Marine Science Centre who can identify the creatures we find and provide insights into the ecology of this challenging habitat.
The Young Naturalists Club is for young people aged between 10 and 15.
Half-day outings are held once a month to local natural landscapes with a theme or challenge set for the group one each. Children interested in joining should have a strong interest in nature, are able to participate in group activities which require quiet observation and concentration, and are independent.
Walks are led by Andrew Turbill and Karina Dàvila (who until recently worked as a tour guide in the Amazon), and a prominent local ecologist, botanist, or field tracker will be invited to join us as guest facilitator on each walk. Andrew and Karina volunteer their time.
There is no cost for the first outing (trial basis) but subsequent outings are $10 donation.
Anyone interested in joining the club, and is in aged between 10 and 15 (or very close to that), please email Andrew on theagitator(AT)bigpond.com.
If anyone would like to offer car pooling for taking other children to any of the outings please just email Andrew and arrangements can hopefully be made between parents.
- Binoculars (if you have them)
- Magnifying glass (if you have one)
- Water and snack
- Shoes and clothes suitable for walking off-track
- Small sketch book and pencil/sharpener/pocket knife
- Rain jacket (if weather looks iffy).
- Small backpack to carry the above
Please email Andrew on theagitator(AT)bigpond.com with any questions or text him on 0428 205 554 the night before if you have any last minute questions.