Free Activity Calendar

Unless otherwise stated, all our activities are FREE FOR EVERYONE thanks to City of Mandurah Community Grants.
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


2nd-6th August 2021 · 8.15am – 4.30pm
SEEDLING GIVEAWAY
In celebration of National Tree Day on 1st August, the City of Mandurah will be doing a seedling giveaway to encourage you to get your hands in the soil to plant a tree. Banksias, peppermints and other native seedlings will be on offer. Find out more.
Collect your seedling from the City of Mandurah Admin Building, 3 Peel Street, 6210.

August 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th, 29th · 11.00am – 1.00pm
Also Saturday 7th August · 1.00pm – 3.00pm
CONNECTING WITH NATURE · AUGUST WORKSHOP SERIES
Environment champion Merrilee Baker has designed a series of workshops to regenerate you and the planet. Combining mind-body-energy healing techniques with the latest discoveries in global coherence and planetary health, these workshops are set in nature and the actual practice will vary each time. Choose one, some or all:
• Presencing and mindfulness
• Heart coherence – global coherence
• Remote healing intentions
• Envisioning the future
• Social Presencing techniques (U.Lab)
• Deep listening, generative conversations
Venue: Nature’s Eye Shelter (Gazebo), Dampier Reserve, Len Howard Conservation Park, Dampier Avenue, Erskine 6210. Information and free tickets available from Event Brite.

August 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th 2021 · 10.00am – 3.00pm
WEAVING ROOTS – COMMUNITY ART
Pop in and join mixed media artist Helen Coleman and participants in a free slow-making community art project. Together we will manipulate eco-dyed cotton rope to create an ancient landscape for the upcoming We Must Get Together Some Time exhibition.
No experience or bookings necessary. Find out more.
Hosted by Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM). View map


15th-23rd August 2021
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Check out the Science Week website for events for all ages, including this free online WABSI webinar entitled Big issues in biodiversity science: Digitalisation in Environmental Assessment – International Frontrunners on Wednesday 18th August from 4.00pm – 5.30pm.


Wednesday 1st September 2021 · 10.00am – 11.30am
WETLAND WANDER

Professional guided walk of the Creery Wetland Nature Reserve by Ways to Nature to include fauna and flora ID and the value of biodiversity.
Meeting Point: Parkland adjacent to the Nourishing the Soul Café carpark at 42 Darwin Terrace, Mariners Cove, Dudley Park 6210. Maximum 11 participants. Bookings essential: info@mehg.org.au


26th-30th September 2021
AAEE BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 
Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre aims to showcase innovative, practical and effective tools to help us “change the tides” of environmental and sustainability education.


Sunday 26th September 2021 · 10.00am – 11.30am
SHOW AND TELL NEST BOX WALK
Environmentalist and Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s Wetlands Restoration Officer Mike Griffiths will guide a walk showing the recently installed nest boxes at the reserve and what you should consider for your nest boxes.
Meeting Point: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Cnr. Wedgetail Retreat & Egret Point Road, Halls Head 6210. Suitable for all abilities. Children must be accompanied. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Sunday 10th October 2021
WETLANDS WEEKENDER – PAVE THE WAY
MEHG will be providing free interactive and accessible activities at this family-friendly event hosted by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council on Coodanup Foreshore.
Learn about the ecological values of the Peel-Yalgorup System, Ramsar site 482, and about the ways that they can become involved in helping to protect and care for our wetlands. The timing of the festival coincides with World Migratory Bird Day and the time when migratory shorebirds start to arrive at our wetlands from the northern hemisphere to spend the summer.
Get involved.


Sunday 31st October 2021 · 10.00am – 11.30am
HISTORY AND USE OF SAMPHIRE COVE AREA BEFORE AND AFTER SETTLEMENT
Mandurah Museum’s Curator Nicholas Reynolds will give a talk on “The history and use of the area in around Samphire Cove Nature Reserve before and after European settlement”.
Meeting Point: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Cnr. Wedgetail Retreat & Egret Point Road, Halls Head 6210. Suitable for all abilities. Children must be accompanied. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Saturday 20th November 2021 · 8.30am – 12.00pm
BIRD WATCHING TOUR BY KAYAK
Canoe Trail Friends of Mandurah and Pinjarra invite you to observe waterbirds and shorebirds in the Peel Inlet with local Birdlife Australia member Dr Robert Wroth. Bring your own kayak, binoculars, morning tea and personal protection items, e.g. sunscreen. Suitable for post-beginners. Over 18 years only.
Launch from Osprey Waters Foreshore Reserve car park, Egret Point Rd, Erskine. Adjacent to the Estuary Bridge.
8.30am: Registrations, Safety Briefing and Q&A. 9.00am: Launch.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Sunday 28th November 2021 · 10.00am – 3.00pm
SAMPHIRE COVE FESTIVAL
Free family-friendly all-abilities event featuring: Dudley Dolphin, paver art trail, bird watching, guided nature trails, learn how to identify native flora, plant sales and advice about choosing the right native plants for your garden, acoustic music, plein air painting, free Dudley Dolphin Adventure Journals & Activity Books for kids.
At Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Egret Point Road, 6210.
Suitable for all abilities. Children must be accompanied. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au
We will also be showcasing the two all-terrain wheelchairs available to hire FREE from the City of Mandurah. The wheelchairs are perfect for use on the reserve’s all-abilities paver art trail.
There is limited accessible parking available on site, including drive-in access to the reserve via the gate on Egret Point Road. As vehicle access is limited, we encourage those requiring onsite parking to contact us to arrange your entry on the day. There are additional bays available just outside the reserve on Wedgetail Retreat with access via the footpath and main gate.
The Friends of Samphire Cove meet every last Sunday of the month to maintain this Class A nature reserve in Egret Point, Halls Head 6210. All enquiries to info@mehg.org.au


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


The following activities are still in the planning stages. Email info@mehg.org.au to register your interest as a participant or a partner:


STAR GAZING / NOCTURNAL WALK
Island Point Reserve, Island Point Road, Herron 6211.
Learn about the night sky and constellations, or go for a spotlighting walk to discover our unique nocturnal animals with Salt & Bush Eco Tours.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
With the Mandurah Over 55 Kayak Club.
Ability and safety on the water for the over 55s. Subsidised kayak hire.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD NESTING BOX
In conjunction with your local Men’s Shed.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


MOVIE SCREENING “2040: Join the Regeneration”
To be held at John Tonkin College in the early evening. Date to be confirmed.
In partnership with John Tonkin College and Peel Preservation Group.
Refreshments upon arrival. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


September 2021 – Date TBC
LEARN ABOUT THE BLACK BREAM PROJECT IN THE PEEL-HARVEY WATERWAYS
Interactive Citizen Science Workshop with scientific equipment and displays at John Tonkin College.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Various Dates in October 2021
GUIDED WALKS
Choose from the following one-hour walks:
(1) Possum night stalks
(2) Osprey walking tour
(3) Guided orchid walk
Courtesy of the Peel Region Western Ringtail Possum Action Group and the WA Native Orchid Conservation Group.  Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


October 2021
LUCA’S LEGACY CLEAN UP EVENT
In conjunction with Coastal Waste Warriors and partners.


November 2021
BUILD A BUG HOTEL AND LEARN ABOUT NATIVE BEES
During Australian Pollinator Week 6th-14th November www.australianpollinatorweek.org.au
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Special Event
WASTE REDUCTION AND INFORMATION FORUM
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals, groups and organisations who address litter in our waterways and help protect our wildlife. Email info@mehg.org.au


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