Calendar of Free Activities

Unless otherwise stated, all our activities are FREE FOR EVERYONE thanks to City of Mandurah Community Grants, and the generosity of our volunteers, partners and friends.
Please share our events on Facebook. Also, why not become a member of MEHG because membership is free!
You may also like to consider becoming a volunteer to help us at our events. All enquiries to info@mehg.org.au


Friday 4th February 2022 · 7:15pm – 8:45pm
STAR GAZING
Gaze up and be amazed at our bountiful universe! We have beautiful dark skies that are fantastic for star gazing. Explore the stars, planets and universe with Salt & Bush Eco Tours as they tell wonderful tales about the night sky. With two telescopes they will help you get a better view and really explore the night sky.
Meeting Point: Lake Clifton Thrombolites
Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children (usually $80 and $40) Includes hot chocolate & cookies!
Places are limited. Book now. 


Thursday 10th February 2022 • 9.00am – 12.00pm
ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING
This free City of Mandurah training is only for volunteers or people working in the not-for-profit sector.
Facilitated by George Walley of Mandjoogoordap Dreaming, this workshop aims to increase people’s confidence to work inclusively with clients and colleagues.
The training includes:
• Learn about the Bindjareb Aboriginal Culture and the journey of Noongar people
• Acknowledge their struggles and survival stories
• Learn ways to work together to build resilience and capacity in the community.
• Walking tour of Winjan Aboriginal Corporation
• Bush tucker morning tea
Venue: Winjan Aboriginal Corp. 19 Alderley Place, Coodanup 6210
Bookings: https://bit.ly/3Gjl11y Places are limited.


Thursday 10th February 2022 • 5:30pm – 7:00pm
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – BASICS FOR BEGINNERS
Have you always wanted to be able to take beautiful landscapes? Would you like to know how to get the best out of your camera or device? Join local photographer Sharon Meredith for a fun and free Nature Photography workshop at Avalon Beach to discover the photography basics, such as how to best compose your photographs and how to work with natural light. The workshop will run in the late afternoon allowing participants to practise capturing beautiful sunsets and play with the golden light.
This workshop is designed for beginners with little to no knowledge of photography practices. Best suited to ages 14 to adult.
Find out more and book your free place at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nature-photography-workshop-basics-for-beginners-tickets-255003631727


Saturday 12th February 2022 • 9:30am – 11:00am
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS
Creative kids are invited to join local photographer Sharon Meredith for a fun and free hands-on Nature Photography workshop at Avalon Beach. Venture into the great outdoors to discover the photography basics, such as how to best compose your photographs and how to work with natural light. Participants will learn how to capture the colours and shapes of native plants, and tips and tricks for snapping beach landscapes. The workshop will finish with a show-and-tell session.
Find out more and book your free place: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nature-photography-for-kids-tickets-254951746537


Monday 14th February 2022 · 9.00am – 11:00am
INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING

Enjoy a free paddle through the canals from the Mandurah Western Foreshore with the Mandurah Over 55 Kayak Club. Ability and safety on the water for adults of all ages.
Open to over 18s. Registration from 8.30am. Free fruit and sausage sizzle at 11.00am.
Please wear a hat, long sleeves and sunscreen. Bring a refillable water bottle. Personal flotation devices provided.
Meeting Point: Car park south of the bridge opposite Mary Street.
Numbers are limited. Bookings essential. Email info@mehg.org.au with your phone number, and any enquiries. Please state if you will be bringing your own kayak, or if you need to borrow one. Download the flyer.


Thursday 24th February 2022 • 9:00am -11:30am
NATURALLY KIDS PLAY WORKSHOP
Are you interested in finding our more about Natural Play Spaces? Not sure where to start? Join Play @ Kidsafe WA at this free workshop looking at the benefits of natural play, how to make them inclusive, accessible and how they relate to the Australian Standards for Playgrounds. Learn how to create safe, stimulating and cost-effective outdoor environments for children.
Morning tea provided. Download the flyer to check that this workshop is for you.
Venue: David Grays Arena, 11 Dower Street, Mandurah 6210
Bookings: eventbrite.com.au/e/naturally-kids-play-workshop-tickets-243339524067


Sunday 27th February 2022 • 10.00am
WALK & TALK: “HISTORY OF THE FISHERY”
Join well-known local fisherman Bruce Tatham for this unique chance to hear about the highs and lows of our fishery. Bruce’s family have been fishing Peel-Harvey waters from the 1800s. Bruce is also well known as a passionate advocate and mentor for the waterways and environment.
Free event. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, corner of Wedgetail Retreat and Egret Point Road, Halls Head 6210
Bookings and enquiries: info@mehg.org.au


Last Sunday of each month · 9.00am – 11.00am
FRIENDS OF SAMPHIRE COVE NATURE RESERVE
The Friends of Samphire Cove meet on the last Sunday of each month to carry out flora and fauna rehabilitation and to tidy up this special waterside A Class reserve on the corner of Wedgetail Retreat and Egret Point Road, Halls Head. In the summer months the Friends ensure the watering of new plants is a priority. They stop at 10.30am for BYO morning tea and to greet visitors.
Visit them on Facebook for all the latest news.
Find out more.


Every Tuesday 8.30-11.30am
PAINTING IN OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
With the Mandurah Plein Air Artists. Mention MEHG and enjoy your first 3 sessions free.
Find out more: https://mandurahpleinair.com and www.facebook.com/groups/503384883171190


Every Wednesday at Sunrise
OCEAN DIPS AT A MANDURAH BEACH
Cold Nips is an ice breaking Australian wide community movement open to any and everyone. Their core beliefs include connection, nature and finding meaning.
It all starts with an early alarm, a shared cold water sunrise dip then followed by sips and real connection. Dip, Nip n  Sip!
They aim to promote wellbeing, understanding and positive mental health among people, so that we may all live a happier, healthier and fuller life.
Find out more at facebook.com/Cold_Nips-112612873559474


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10:30am-12:00pm until 19th February 2022
FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF MANDURAH’S WATERWAYS
Departing from the Mandurah Visitor Centre, this walk will take you on a journey around Mandjar Bay and the Eastern Foreshore. The tour provides an overview of Mandurah and its history and discovers places of interest and quirky art installations along the way.
Information & bookings: visitmandurah.com/event/mandurah-visitor-centre-walking-tour/all


MAKE A BIRD NESTING BOX or FAIRY TERN CHICK SHELTER
In conjunction with your local Men’s Shed. Register your interest as a participant or a partner: info@mehg.org.au
In the meantime, get some inspiration from www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/bird-box/13599442
Download this PDF for more information about the nest boxes.
Download this PDF for more information about fairy terns.


CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to unforeseen circumstances we can no longer offer a screening of the educational movie 2040: Join the Regeneration
Also the interactive citizen science workshop about the Black Bream Project in the Peel-Harvey Waterways can no longer proceed. Here is a condensed version for you, including an eleven-minute video: recfishwest.org.au/news/filling-the-peel-harvey-estuary-to-the-bream-with-the-important-fish-species


Proudly supported by City of Mandurah Community Grants. Thank you to our partners and sponsors.