Free Activity Calendar

Unless otherwise stated, all our activities are FREE FOR EVERYONE thanks to City of Mandurah Community Grants.
Please consider becoming a member of MEHG. 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


Tuesday 11th May 2021 · 6.00pm-7.30pm
CRUSTY FISHERS AND CRAB CHATS
OzFish Peel Harvey will be holding an information night at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club for the Mandurah fishing community looking at how better habitat will provide better fishing into the future. There will be a Q & A session where to hear your local habitat ideas and suggestions about how we can all improve local fishing. Light snacks and water will be provided.
Registrations essential: https://ozfish.org.au/event/crusty-fishers-and-crab-chats


MAY IS NATIONAL HONEY MONTH!
Mandurah Museum · Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays/Sundays 9am-3pm NEW VENUE: Mandurah Museum Update
A celebration of bees and honey with a display of local honey, beeswax products, a collection of honey pots and some equipment used when beekeepers are doing their job. Children can complete a super cute bee craft activity. Find out more. 


Friday 14th May 2021 · 4.00pm
HERITAGE TALK
Sorry, event postponed due to temporary closure of the museum for essential repairs
The history and use of the area around Samphire Cove Nature Reserve before and after European settlement at Mandurah Community Museum, 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah 6210.
RSVP: Nicholas.Reynolds@mandurah.wa.gov.au


Sunday 16th May 2021 · 9.00am – 11.00am
CLEAN UP NOVARA FORESHORE RESERVE
We will be joining Coastal Waste Warriors and their supporters for their next clean-up event at Novara Foreshore Reserve in Falcon where they will be launching their fabulous “new” trailer. Plastic waste is the biggest threat to our oceans and marine life causing harm and death from entanglement, ingestion and suffocation from marine debris. Join in with your local community and take positive action to prevent our waste from going into our waterways and the ocean. Find out more.


Sunday 23rd May 2021 · 10.00am-3.00pm
FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
We will be joining Peel Multicultural Association for a free family-friendly event at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre with a rolling program of multinational entertainment, floral craft activities, community stalls, displays and a traditional costume parade at 10.00am from Mandjar Square to the foreshore playground.
· Make something crafty you can take home with you · Make a flower for yourself or for the Flower Arch ·
· Discover something new about flowers, trees, bees and other pollinating insects · Suitable for all ages & abilities ·

Check out these free opportunities for flower-making prior to the Festival of Flowers:
Now until 20th May
: Make a flower hoop. Free hoops available from your local library. Find out more.
Thursday 20th May
9am-3pm: Make paper flowers at the Volunteer & Community Expo at Lakelands Shopping Centre. Find out more.


Wednesday 26th May 2021 · 9.30am-11.00am
SAMPHIRE SOJOURN
Professional guided walk of Samphire Cove Nature Reserve by Ways to Nature to include fauna and flora ID and the value of biodiversity.
Meeting Point: Small carpark on the corner of Wedgetail Retreat and Egret Point Road, Halls Head 6210.
Maximum 11 participants. Bookings essential: info@mehg.org.au


Sunday 30th May 2021 · 10.00am-1.00pm
SAMPHIRE COVE FESTIVAL

Sorry, event postponed due to concerns over male kangaroo in the reserve.
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, giant games, free Dudley Dolphin Adventure Journals & Activity Books for kids.
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


Wednesday 2nd June 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


Saturday 5th June 2021 · 10.00am – 11.30am
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS on WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
A free workshop for creative kids! Venture into the great outdoors with Sharon Meredith Photography 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 take ethical photos of local wildlife, capture the colours and shapes of native flowers, and discover tips and tricks for snapping wetland landscapes. The workshop with finish with a show-and-tell session. Participants will be encouraged to pick three of their favourite photographs and discuss them with the group.
Location: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Egret Point, Halls Head 6210.
Registrations essential: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nature-photography-for-kids-tickets-151749241065
Requirements: Bring your phone or a digital camera. All children under 14 yrs old must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a bottle of water.


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


Tuesday 8th June · 12.00pm – 1.00pm
ONLINE LUNCH with REBECCA PRINCE-RUIZ on WORLD OCEAN DAY
As part of the “Inspiring Australians – Lunch with Leaders” series and in recognition of World Ocean Day, join us to hear from WA’s Local Hero 2021 Rebecca Prince-Ruiz; founder of Plastic Free July, the global campaign that encourages millions of people to be part of the solution to reduce plastic pollution. We’ll hear Rebecca speak about her personal journey, how we can all get involved to make the world a more plastic free place, and help contribute to a healthier ocean that ultimately sustains us all. The session will include a Q&A with Rebecca. Free event. Register here.


Sunday 20th June 2021 · 10.00am-12.00pm
ARBOR DAY in DALRYMPLE PARK
A celebration of our trees and tree planters including pioneer Mr Dalrymple and his class of students who in 1901 planted the peppermint trees there (120 years ago).
Organised by Mandurah Museum featuring Men of the Trees, Mandurah Tree Advocates and Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group.


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


SHOW AND TELL NEST BOX WALK
Guided by PHCC Wetlands Restoration Officer Mike Griffiths on a Sunday morning at Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Egret Point Road, 6210. Suitable for all abilities. Children must be accompanied. 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 one evening in late June.
In partnership with John Tonkin College and Peel Preservation Group.
Refreshments upon arrival. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


1st-31st July 2021
PLASTIC FREE JULY
Join us to encourage people and businesses to reduce single-use plastic.


Sunday 1st August 2021
NATIONAL TREE DAY
Partnership(s) invited for an activity on this day.


15th-23rd August 2021
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Partnership(s) invited for an activity during Science Week.


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.


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.


October 2021
WETLANDS WEEKENDER – PAVE THE WAY
In conjunction with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.


November 2021
BIRD WATCHING TOUR BY KAYAK
Observe waterbirds and shorebirds in the Peel Inlet with the Canoe Trail Friends of Mandurah and Pinjarra. Bring your own kayak. Suitable for post-beginners.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


November 2021
BUILD A BUG HOTEL AND LEARN ABOUT NATIVE BEES
During Australian Pollinator Week.
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.