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August 2016

2016 Astrofest – Astrophotography Exhibition

August 1 - September 6
WA Museum – Geraldton,
Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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2016 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition

Explore the cosmos through the eyes of twenty talented astrophotographers in the seventh annual Astrofest exhibition -- Now in its seventh year, Astrofest celebrates and showcases Western Australian astrophotographers and astro-imagers. The 2016 exhibition showcases the superb accomplishments of twenty talented Western Australian astro-imagers to record stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond. Deep space objects are shown in extraordinary detail, using telescope based imaging combined with the power of sophisticated image processing. The Astrofest Astrophotography…

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Launch of Astrofest, Goodness Festival and National Science Week

August 4 @ 17:30 - 19:00
WA Museum – Geraldton,
Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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2016 Launch Astrofest, Goodness Festival and National Science Week

Help us launch a month of activities to inspire, engage and create: 2016 AstroFest exhibition, Goodness Festival and National Science Week. -- Every year more than 3000 people across the Mid West are inspired, learn and create through science engagement, sustainability and innovation activities during August. 2016 has an inspired program of exhibitions, workshops, tours, collaboration and learning opportunities. Please join with partners and passionate supporters to kick off a month of engagement, energy and enjoyment. Activities on the evening will include: Networking, canapés and…

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$30

Geraldton Gardens Bus Tours

August 13 @ 09:00 - 15:30
City of Greater Geraldton,
Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Australia
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FroGGs Bus Tours 1

Join Friends of Greater Geraldon Gardens for an EXTENDED tour of Greater Geraldton's biodiversity, gardens and art installations. -- 13th of August FroGGs tour through Pollinators leaves Railway Station and follows the City of Greater Geraldtons Art Drive via Greenough, Walkaway, Ellendale, Mullewa, Pindar and back here. This is an opportunity to see the wildflowers as well as the art installations. Lunch is available at Mullewa, but has to be purchased. Fruit and water is available on the bus and Stan Maley will…

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Free

Chapman River Wildlife Walk

August 14 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Chapman River Wildlife Corrider,
Spalding Park
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Chapman River Wildlife Walk

Put your explorer shoes on and join ecologists, conservationists and passionate 'Friends' for a guided walk along the Chapman River Wildlife Corridor -- We will discover the hidden treasures of the Chapman River Wildlife Corridor - home to more than 300 plant, 123 bird, 22 reptile and frog species. Dr Jessica Stingemore and Jenna Brooker will be your guides, tuning you in to the natural wonders: glorious wildflowers, chirping birds, lazy reptiles and cryptic mammals right at your door step. Participants will have…

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SciFilm Launch + “Life Off Grid”

August 17 @ 18:00 - 21:00
SciFilm Launch + Life Off Grid

Enjoy the launch of SciFilm science short film festival before the feature length "Off Grid" film. -- Amateur film-makers around Regional WA are submitting short science films as part of the SciFilm competition, and on 17th August the first of the winning films will be shown. Following the SciFilm launch the feature length film 'Off Grid' will be shown, a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results. --…

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$25

Navigating Nutrition – tasting tour at TAFE

August 18 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant,
173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Navigating Nutrition

A unique opportunity to try some popular diets while hearing from experts about their relative nutritional benefits. -- Do you watch what you eat? There are many reasons to be mindful about the food you eat: sports performance, longevity, taste or ethical  principles. There are also an endless array of fads, trends and principles promoted to us. But what's the science behind it all? Join us for a delicious and informative lunchtime discussion about the science of nutrition. Hosted at Central Regional TAFE's training restaurant you will…

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$15

Smart Health Symposium

August 18 @ 17:30 - 20:00
WA Centre for Rural Health,
167 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Smart Health Symposium

Insights into being smarter about health for public and professionals, featuring outstanding local and international experts. -- Could we be smarter about health? Healthier ourselves, but also more effective in enabling others and our communities to be healthy? Join a range of experts with local insight and a global perspective on the latest innovations and best practice in Smart Health. Speakers will present on new apps and technology to assist with heart disease management through to creative activities with youth to improve wellbeing. This symposium will be of interest to all…

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$20

Fishing Full Circle – from catching to cooking

August 20 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Batavia Coast Maritime Institution,
Separation Point Close
Geraldton, WA 6503 Australia
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Fishing Full Circle

A rare opportunity to learn from experts in every aspect of the fishing experience, from clever fishing techniques to mastering filleting. -- Do you love fishing, or want to get your family into it? Join the scientists, chefs and other experts for a jam-packed session at Batavia Coast Maritime Institute learning skills and techniques for making your fishing most enjoyable and successful. Over the two hours you will participate in several sessions with experts: Where and how to catch favourite species The…

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$20

Goodness GeroSoup Pitches

August 20 @ 18:00 - 20:00
CityHive,
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Goodness GeroSoup Pitch

Join a special edition of GeroSoup during Goodness: meet great people, share a meal and invest in new ventures. -- GeroSoup is an innovative event that crowdfunds support for local innovations and ideas. On each GeroSoup night there may be 3-5 ventures ‘pitched’. Every person in the room not only hears about great ideas, but is their own micro-investor through committing $$ to each of these exciting new ventures. Each presenter has just a 3 minutes to present their idea then 5 minutes to answer questions…

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$25

Geraldton Gardens Bus Tours

August 21 @ 10:00 - 14:00
City of Greater Geraldton,
Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Australia
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FroGGs Bus Tours 2

Join Friends of Greater Geraldon Gardens and tour Geraldton's biodiversity, backyards and community gardens. -- 21st of August FroGGs tour through Pollinators leaves Railway Station for a wildflower, general interest tour of Greenough and back through Walkaway and around Geraldton calling at the Chapman River, the Arboretum and other places of interest depending on time. Fruit and water is available on the bus and Stan Maley will be commentating and answering questions. Cost is $25.00

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NACC Coastal Community Trailer Launch & Beach Walk

August 21 @ 10:30 - 13:30
NACC Coastal Community Trailer Launch and beach walk

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council's (NACC) Coastal & Marine Team will be launching their new Coastal Community Engagement Trailer and hosting a guided Beach Walk at this year's Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day. -- Come down and talk to the Coastal and Marine Team about your local coastal environment and discover new and exciting displays! Grab your lunch and make sure you are there for a Guided Beach Walk at 12:30pm to learn about coastal native plants and the creatures that…

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Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day

August 21 @ 10:30 - 13:30
Pt Moore Lighthous Open Day

Celebrate International Lighthouse Lightship weekend with a visit inside the iconic Pt Moore Lighthouse and interactive presentations and displays on coast safety, conservation and more. -- Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day is to acknowledge the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. We hope to promote the iconic lighthouse as a special feature in our maritime history, and support it's place in the heritage of the Batavia coast. The day will feature a visit inside of the Lighthouse, with the assistance of the Australian…

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$30

‘Inspiring Women in Science’ Breakfast with Lyn Beazley

August 24 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant,
173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Inspiring Women in Science Breakfast

Inspiration and networking for women in science, with former Chief Scientist, Lyn Beazley -- Join us for an inspiring women's breakfast event with nationally renowned scientist and former WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley. Hear Lyn tell you about her experiences being a women and working in high level science across a number of science industries in Australia. This event is ideally suited to women who are passionate about science and are interested in hearing from an inspiring woman. There will…

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