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In the Pub with Dr Daniel Pauly

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Darwin Railway Club

 

The bar is open, the pizza oven is ready.. 

Join one of the world’s most renowned and thought provoking fisheries experts, Dr Daniel Pauly, as he reveals the true state of the world’s fisheries and highlights a cautionary tale for the Territory and our fishing future.

Join us for a rich and spirited discussion with leading experts on how we can keep our Top End Coasts Healthy and protect our treasured Territory lifestyle.

Named one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world, Dr Daniel Pauly has received many international awards. Dr Pauly has taken a historical look at our relationship with the oceans and is sounding the alarm about the true state of the world’s fisheries.

Now he comes to the Territory to highlight a cautionary tale for the Top End and our fishing future.

Our MC for the evening will be Professor Jessica Meeuwig, Director of the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Marine Futures. Professor Jessica Meeuwig is a leading expert in marine conservation and one of Australia's great science communicators.

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Palmerston Film Premiere

Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Charles Darwin University, Palmerston Campus

Join us for our SECOND FREE screening of our film "SALTWATER SECRETS".

Be inspired by this short film Saltwater Secrets, by award-winning filmmakers about our incredible Top End coasts, the threats they are currently facing, and the fishers, tourism businesses and local communities coming together to protect them.

Charles Darwin University, Palmerston Campus - University Avenue, Palmerston, NT 0830. From 6pm.

6-8pm

After the screening, we will hear from Territory guest speakers who will share their stories and connection to the Top End. To conclude the evening, we will provide a selection of finger food and beverages.

Donations welcome.

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Darwin Film Premiere

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 06:30 PM

Join us for a FREE premiere of the short film "SALTWATER SECRETS".

Be inspired by this short film, Saltwater Secrets, by award-winning filmmakers about our incredible Top End coasts, the threats they are currently facing, and the fishers, tourism businesses and local communities coming together to protect them.

Estimated duration: 26 minutes

After the screening, we will hear from Territory guest speakers who will share their stories and connection to the Top End. To conclude the evening, we will provide a selection of finger food and beverages.

Donations welcome.

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A Cracker of a Beach Clean

Saturday, July 02, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Mindil Beach

Territory Day, or cracker night, is a highlight on the Top End calendar. Territorians and visitors gather on Mindil Beach to watch fireworks illuminate the Timor Sea.

Last year the Darwin Aquaculture Centre collected 2 full bags of cracker pollution the morning after. This pollution would have ended up in the ocean and some would be consumed by our marine life, including sea turtles. It is estimated that half of all sea turtles have consumed plastic pollution.

This year we are gathering the troops for a post-cracker night beach clean!

Bring hats, sunscreen and water. Gloves and bags will be provided. Please join us to keep our Top End coasts (and turtles) healthy after the big celebration.

 

PS. If you are going to go crackers on Cracker Night, please be responsible and pick up your rubbish.

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World Oceans Day Trivia

Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 06:30 PM
The Groove Cafe in Nightcliff, Australia

The Northern Territory waters are some of the last healthy tropical waters in the world. Supported by mangrove forests, extensive seagrass beds and coral reefs, the Top End coasts are home to six of the world’s seven sea turtles, the recently-identified snubfin dolphin, the vulnerable dugong and iconic sawfish.

 

To celebrate our tropical seas this World Oceans Day join us for a fun night of ocean-themed trivia.

  • How many sea turtle species found in the NT can you name?

  • How many songs do you know with the word “sea”?

  • How well do you know your undersea movie / cartoon characters?

$10 per team, up to 6 people per team.
Bring your friends for a whale of a time!

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"Oceans" FREE film screening

Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Rapid Creek Foreshore, opposite Chapman Road

This world environment day celebrate our oceans at a FREE film screening.

In Darwin, we can’t always put our heads in the water and see what’s below. Here’s a chance for you to explore the depths of our ocean at a FREE film screening of Disney’s "Oceans."

Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive into the very waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the amazing creatures that live within. Experience the stories that connect their world to ours, in this family-friendly nature documentary.

BYO chair or mat. Bring a picnic. Come with family or friends and enjoy!

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Let's end the Mangrove Madness

Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 09:00 AM
EcoScience, 29 Ostermann Street, Coconut Grove

This world environment day let’s end the mangrove madness.

A worrying development at Bayview is set to clear up to 25.5 hectares of mangroves in Darwin Harbour. Our Top End mangroves are suffering a death by a thousand cuts. We must stop this mangrove madness!

Join us and local mangrove ecologists from EcoScience to celebrate these incredible ecosystems at a free mangrove tour in Ludmilla Bay. Learn why these coastal forests are important to our lifestyle, livelihoods and marine life and what you can do to protect them.

We look forward to introducing you to this diverse but threatened ecosystem.

 

Please bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Reservations are essential and can be made by completing the form or contacting Jo: johurford@amcs.org.au

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World Turtle Day 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Mindil Beach, Darwin

In the Top End we have a lot to celebrate on World Turtle Day! Six of the world’s seven sea turtle species can be found nesting or foraging along our coast. Come along to our annual turtle celebration.

  • Learn which nesting tracks belong to which species of turtle.

  • Play a game of tic-tac-turtle.

  • Make origami turtles.

  • Help our turtles by participating in a beach clean.

  • Plus more fun activities for the whole family.

Hope you can join us!

 

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Shorebird Watch

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Buffalo Creek in Darwin, Australia

From September to April each year up to 37 species of migratory shorebirds visit the Top End. They are extreme marathon migrants! Annually, they fly a 22,000 kilometre round-trip from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to the Top End and back again.

Join us for a short walk to watch these shorebirds feeding before their imminent departure. Learn about great knots, greater sand plovers, far eastern curlews and much more from PhD student Amanda Lilleyman, who studies shorebirds of Darwin Harbour.

Like birds of a feather, let’s flock together for our last chance of the season!

Notes:

  • Please bring hat, sunscreen, water and binoculars if you have them (some will be available for use).
  • The walk is less than 1 km.
  • Morning tea will be provided.
  • We will meet in the carpark at the boat ramp.

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