Kids can immerse in multiple FREE ocean loving activities at Bondi Ocean Lovers Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14 from 10am - 5pm
Hightide Room, Bondi Pavilion
Families can find fun and practical ways to love our oceans by getting submerged in free family friendly events a with workshops presented by Sydney Sea Life, Volvo and the Ocean Lovers Festival across the weekend. From 10am to 5pm daily in the Hightide room there are art and craft and information sessions and prizes to be won.
Sydney Sea Life aquarium presents;
The Great Barrier Reef – why it’s so amazing and what is coral bleaching about. Find out.
Sharks- how they breed and how we can save them. Touch real jaws.
Volvo presents the Living Seawall project;
Sydney’s shoreline was once covered in mangrove forests. As concrete walls replaced the natural environment over half the forests in Sydney were lost, along with the homes of marine animals. The Living Seawall is designed to replicate nature and provide a habitat for marine animals, attracting filter-feeding organisms that keep the water clean.
Kids can come and learn about the project and draw oysters, fish and other marine animals on the giant Living Seawall poster at the free workshop room. There are also mini ceramic Living Seawall tiles so the kids can paint their own and take them home.
Ocean Lovers Festival presents the Origami Whale Project
Peggy Oki, celebrated skater, surfer, artist and activist, is the creator of the international awareness project The Origami Whalesstarted in 2004. To date the global project has created a curtain of 42,000 origami whales recognising the commercial whale slaughter. www.origamiwhalesproject.org
Bondi Ocean Lovers can contribute to the project, already a curtain over 122 metres long, by making the origami whales from our recycled paper and writing your ocean loving message on them. We will send it to join Peggy’s curtain in California.
And more from Waverley Council’s Second Nature sustainability program with roving theatre by Sammy the Sailor and Shellie the Mermaid sharing stories of the Great Garbage Patch and engaging little ones.
Pop-up Library at the Pavilion by Waverley Second Nature
Take a break in one of our reading chairs at the pop-up library to peruse many tales and stories provided by Waverley Library at the Pavilion