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August 2017

Splendours of the Southern Sky presented by Dr John Goldsmith

August 17, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free
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Western Australia’s iconic landscapes provide a superb vantage to experience the splendours of our southern night sky.  As part of an international film project called “The Borderless Sky”, Dr John Goldsmith embarked on a 6000km astrophotography adventure, to document our night sky above iconic Western Australian landscapes including the Pinnacles, Lake Ballard and the Kimberley.  John shares his spirit of adventure and experiences during “The Borderless Sky” project, with a selection of timelapse and astro-images. John’s presentation will be followed…

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‘Inspiring Women In Science’ Breakfast with Dr Rowena Ball

August 18, 2017 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant, 173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$30.00
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Inspiration, networking and breakfast, with applied mathematician, physical chemist, and Associate Professor, Dr Rowena Ball. Many of us think of Hydrogen Peroxide as the tool of hairdressers, but eminent scientist and mathematician, Dr Rowena Ball from the Australian National University understands it as the stuff that fuelled life out of the Primordial Soup on planet Earth. Join Dr Ball this National Science Week, as she shares her story of how she became an expert on the origins of life, and a passionate…

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Secret Spaces – River Gauging Station Tour

August 18, 2017 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Utakarra Gauging Station, 32 Ridley Road
Geraldton, 6530 Australia
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Free

Have you ever walked along the river and wondered what that big concrete structure is for and how it works? Now is your chance. Join hydrographers from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as they walk you through the ins and out of a river gauging station and its importance in the larger monitoring and measurement network of our local river systems and groundwater areas. The inner workings of a floatwell gauging station: the purpose of the weir and…

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Inaugural Hollomby Lecture with Dr Rowena Ball

August 18, 2017 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Geraldton University Centre, 33 Onslow Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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The 2017 Hollomby Lecture is the inaugural lecture designed to inspire aspirations for university education for people in Mid West communities by providing a tangible link to successful and relatable professionals and high achievers. “It’s about giving back to our community by providing inspirational stories that fuel the imagination and aspirations of our region. As a curtain-raiser to the 2017 GUC Open Day it will set the stage for a weekend of exciting activity and we can’t wait to hear…

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Chapman River Nature Walk

August 19, 2017 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Spalding Park, Spalding Park
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free

Join Chapman River Friends (CRF) on a Wildlife Guided Walk to discover the park (364 ha) with a different view. This native bushland in the heart of Geraldton is home to more than 300 plant, 123 bird, 22 reptile and frog species, plus kangaroos and echidnas. Your safety is YOUR responsibility. Paths are rough. Wear appropriate bush clothes, closed sturdy shoes, sunhat, sunscreen, raincoat, BYO water bottle. This event is suitable for Children 6 years and above. Chapman River Friends…

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Geraldton Universities Centre Open Day

August 19, 2017 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Geraldton University Centre, 33 Onslow Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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University is right here: Find your path! What can you expect? Course information Meet the tutors Campus tours Mock debate CSIRO solar telescope Live music & entertainment Food & drinks vans Games Activities & Prizes Plus much more … *All Ages, All Welcome* Please visit the Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC) website for more: http://www.guc.edu.au/news/events/

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Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day

August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 - 13:30
Free

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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Ministry of Data Hackathon

August 25, 2017 @ 17:30 - August 27, 2017 @ 22:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$10.00

Government & Innovators Unite to Create Global Solutions for Validated Government Problems Are you an innovator, developer, data guru, designer, existing startup looking for their big break or just someone who likes to solve problems? Ministry of Data (MoD) is just for you. Ministry of Data’s first hackathon aims to solve pre-validated problems from two leading Government agencies, Main Roads WA and Water Corporation WA. These problems are not isolated. They are faced by governments and enterprises globally! For information…

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The Leaning Tree Community School Spring Fair

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Leaning Tree Steiner School, Bayly St
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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The Leaning Tree Community School Spring Fair is a celebration of wholesome family fun. We welcome the warmer weather with a Maypole Dance, tasty homemade food, old fashioned games, a Human Fruit Machine, gorgeous handmade items to buy, and nature based craft. This year we are increasing the focus on sustainability with: even more reusable crockery, no plastic bags, recycling bins, welcoming and promoting the use of Boomerang Bags, and encouraging the community to pick up some eco products at…

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July 2018

2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition

July 20 @ 09:30 - August 20 @ 15:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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The 2018 Astrofest astrophotography exhibition celebrates and showcases Western Australian astrophotographers and astro-imagers who have recorded stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond. Established in 2009, the annual competitive exhibition is a highlight of Astrofest, Western Australia's biggest annual Astronomy festival. This year’s entries include deep space images shown in extraordinary detail and colour, using telescope based imaging combined with the power of sophisticated image processing. Deep space and planetary images are complemented by astronomical landscape…

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Science Communication Training

July 30 @ 08:30 - 15:00
DWER Office, 20 Gregory St
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$20 – $40

We are all scientists but communicating good science and its outcomes is traditionally not something we do well. Science communication is a vital skill needed for community support, understanding and potential future funding outcomes. This workshop presented by professional science communicators will cover communication skills for science engagement messages identification/development,  new/traditional media and event management. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop presented by professional science communicators is for anyone ( 16 yrs. and older) in the region who would like to…

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August 2018

Astrophotography Workshop

August 11 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

This introductory workshop covers the essentials of astrophotography. It looks at a range of methods including simple tripod based astrophotography, tracking mounts, deep space astrophotography, panoramic mosaic astrophotography, time-lapse, and image processing. The workshop includes a tour of the Astrofest 2018 Astrophotography Exhibition, highlighting the techniques and methods used by Western Australian astrophotographers. Presented by the Astrofest exhibition curator and member of The World at Night, Dr John Goldsmith and Geraldton based astrophotographer Ken Lawson. For more information call 9431 8393

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GRTTC Open Day

August 11 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Geraldton Regional Trade Training Centre, Shenton Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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GRTTC Open Day

Race your mates on the CO2 dragsters, battle it out on the robots or compete for the top score on the welding challenge. Whatever your interest, make sure you head down to the GRTTC Open day! There will be live demos in all the labs as well as plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and have a go. Please make sure you wear enclosed shoes if you want to try your hand in the mechanical engineering labs. Live…

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FROGGS Wildflower Bus Tour

August 11 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Geraldton Visitors Centre, 246 Marine Terrace, Geraldton
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$25.00

Hop to It! Botanical delights await as you join FROGGS (Friends of Geraldton Gardens) on a biodiversity adventure. During this tour you will discover some of our regions beautiful wildflower varieties in areas such as Mullewa, Pindar and Yuna. You will have ample time to take photographs and immerse yourself in the wonder. Afternoon tea can be purchased at Mullewa. Bring a drink bottle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, camera and smile! Schedule: 11:45am – Meet at the Geraldton Visitors Centre…

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Astrofest Astrophotography Floortalk with Dr John Goldsmith

August 11 @ 13:30 - 14:15
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Explore the cosmos through the eyes of talented astrophotographers in the ninth annual Astrofest Exhibition Floortalk by Dr John Goldsmith. The 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of talented Western Australian astro-imagers who have recorded stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond. Established in 2009, the annual competitive exhibition has become a highlight of Western Australia’s Astronomy festival, Astrofest. This year’s 224 entries from 52 entrants featured a diverse range of astrophotography, including astro-landscapes, high…

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Naaguja Weeara Cultural Tour – EVENT POSTPONED

August 12 @ 08:30 - 16:00
Geraldton Visitors Centre, 246 Marine Terrace, Geraldton
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$50.00 – $80.00

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RUN IT IN A FEW WEEKS. TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN BEING NOTIFIED WHEN IT WILL RUN PLEASE EMAIL MARK.CANNY@GMAIL.COM Yamaji is the name used to identify people in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. Yamaji Country is in the Mid West region of Western Australia and stretches from Carnarvon in the north of Meekatharra in the east, to Jurien in the south. The Yamaji area covers nearly one…

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Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition Floortalk with Dr John Goldsmith

August 12 @ 10:30 - 11:15
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Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Explore the cosmos through the eyes of talented astrophotographers in the ninth annual Astrofest Exhibition Floortalk by Dr John Goldsmith. The 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of talented Western Australian astro-imagers who have recorded stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond. Established in 2009, the annual competitive exhibition has become a highlight of Western Australia’s Astronomy festival, Astrofest. This year’s 224 entries from 52 entrants featured a diverse range of astrophotography, including astro-landscapes, high…

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Distilling Science

August 12 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Illegal Tender Rum Co, 35 Illyarrie Rd
Springfield, WA 6525 Australia
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Free – $30 32 tickets left
Secret Spaces - Illegal Tender

Enjoy a rich behind the scenes and sensory experience that is the magical world of making rum, including a tasting for over 18s. Adults $30, Youths (10-17) $10, under 10 is free.

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Secret Spaces: Bureau of Meteorology Tour 1

August 13 @ 15:30 - 16:30
Bureau of Meteorology, Lot 101 Arthur Road
Moonyanooka, WA Australia
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Free

Geraldton Meteorological Office is a weather station that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s national observation network. Learn how the Bureau measures rainfall, temperature and evaporation. A weather balloon release is included in the tour. Free weather information packs available.

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How to win a Nobel Prize

August 14 @ 10:30 - 11:30
John Willcock College Library, 90 Highbury St
Rangeway, WA 6530 Australia
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How to win a Nobel Prize

Join Scinapse at the John Willcock College Library for a skype Q & A session with Professor Barry Marshall (Director) UWA Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training Nobel Laureate; Clinical Professor; UWA Brand Ambassador; WA Ambassador for Life Sciences. Hear from this amazing Nobel Prize winner as he discusses his new book 'How to Win a Nobel Prize'. Win a copy of his signed book for your school!   Community members are welcome to attend, but they will need to sign in.

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Secret Spaces: River Gauging Station Tour

August 14 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Utakarra Gauging Station, 32 Ridley Road
Geraldton, 6530 Australia
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Free

Have you ever walked along the river and wondered what that big concrete structure is for and how it works? Now is your chance. Join hydrographers from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as they walk you through the ins and out of a river gauging station and its importance in the larger monitoring and measurement network of our local river systems and groundwater areas. The inner workings of a floatwell gauging station: the purpose of the weir and…

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Sustainable Innovation Sundowner

August 14 @ 18:00 - 20:30
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Join us at the Museum of Geraldton for a free Sustainable Innovation Sundowner and hear about the latest sustainable energy, water, agriculture and communications innovations in the region and further abroad. This is a free 18+ event with food and drinks courtesy of our event sponsors the Museum of Geraldton, Gage Rd Brewing Co and Behind the Meter Energy. Featuring presentations by (KEYNOTE SPEAKER) Professor Bill Grace UWA – Renewable Energy Innovation and Sustainability around the World/ Australia Bao Nguyen…

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Better Urban Water Management Training

August 15 @ 09:00 - 16:30
DWER Office, 20 Gregory St
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Calling all professionals in the water sector or development related industry! New WAter Ways is running an intensive 1 day course providing introductory information on water sensitive urban design processes and concepts. Download this information as a PDF BUWM Training Flyer WHEN/ WHERE Wed 15th August 2018 8:45 am- 4:30 pm. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation 20 Gregory St Geraldton WHO SHOULD ATTEND This session is aimed at state, local government and industry regulators, planners, natural resource managers, engineers, landscape…

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Metallurgy in the Making

August 15 @ 16:00 - 16:45
Gemma Baker Jeweller, Shop 3, 180 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free Sold out
Metallurgy in the Making

Join Gemma Baker in a behind the scenes tour of her new workshop, as she explains the science and art of being a jeweller.

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Science Improv Comedy Workshop

August 15 @ 18:00 - 19:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free 27 spots left

Come learn some improv skills and have some fun as the Mid West regions oldest and most famous comedy improv troupe THE GREAT PRETENDERS get scientific in a Science themed Improv Comedy Workshop.  Improvisation Comedy, or improv, is a form of live theatre comedy in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration…

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Film Harvest Presents Scinema

August 15 @ 18:00 - 20:00

SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. Cost: Adults $16 Senior/Child $13 from the venue or online closer to event date. Tickets can be purchased via: http://oranacinemas.com.au/geraldton.html  

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Science Improv Comedy Jam

August 15 @ 19:15 - 21:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free

Come have some fun as The Comedy Emporium gets scientific in a Science themed Improv Comedy Jam. We will play a number of fun games with a science twist in the spirit of National Science Week. Improvisation Comedy, or improv, is a form of live theatre comedy in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other…

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Secret Spaces: Bureau of Meteorology Tour 2

August 16 @ 12:30 - 13:30
Bureau of Meteorology, Lot 101 Arthur Road
Moonyanooka, WA Australia
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Free

Geraldton Meteorological Office is a weather station that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s national observation network. Learn how the Bureau measures rainfall, temperature and evaporation. A weather balloon release is included in the tour. Free weather information packs available.

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10 Star Sustainable House Tour #1

August 16 @ 16:30 - 17:30
197a Augustus Street, 197a Augustus Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
Free Sold out

Visit a ten star energy rated house that requires no artificial heating or cooling, utilises many reclaimed and natural materials, harvests rainwater and considers indoor air quality through careful product choices. With rising energy costs this is a great example of a future proof design on a small lot perfect for starters or downsizers. Take a self-guided tour then stick around to ask any questions you may have from the passionate designer with over 20 years’ experience in passive solar…

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JWC STEM Fair

August 16 @ 17:00 - 20:00
John Willcock College, 90 Highbury St
Rangeway, WA 6530 Australia
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STEM fair
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Inspiring Women in Science Breakfast

August 17 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant, 173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$18.50 – $30 5 tickets left
2018 Inspiring Women In Science Breakfast

Inspiration, networking and breakfast, with renowned astronomer Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker.  Natasha is an astronomer who uses radio waves to explore the distant reaches of the Universe. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2010, and moved to Australia in 2011 to help commission a cutting-edge radio telescope that is a precursor to the much larger Square Kilometer Array. Her latest achievement is using this telescope to survey the whole sky, providing masses of data on exploded stars,…

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Secrets of Spelt

August 17 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Bootenal Family Tavern, Crn Edwards and Bootenal Rd
Bootenal, WA 6532 Australia
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Free
Secrets of Spelt

Legendary Bootenal cook Roxanne Grant runs a tart-making session using locally grown spelt flour and delicious natural products while Regenerative Agriculture advocate Amanda Rowland leads an informal discussion on what’s trending in organic growing. While your tart cooks, cross the road (11.45am-12.45pm) to experience one of the last of the manually operated Brickworks in Australia. Then back to the Boot to enjoy a drink and tart at The Bootenal. Venue: Bootenal Family Tavern, 10 minutes from Geraldton Free event, drinks…

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Inside Geraldton Brickworks

August 17 @ 11:45 - 12:45
Geraldton Brickworks, Geraldton Walkaway Road & Bootenal Road
Bootenal, WA 6532 Australia
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Secret Spaces - Brickworks

Get behind the scenes of one of the last of the manually operated Brickworks in Australia. With the first clay bricks handmade and fired on site in 1929 in a temporary kiln established by the Calligaro family, Geraldton Brick is Western Australia’s oldest clay brick manufacturer that is still operational. These days Geraldton Brick is owned by Geraldton born and raised Mark Blayney, with clay bricks and pavers now being supplied not just locally but throughout all of Western Australia,…

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Batavia Coast Maritime Institute Tour

August 17 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Batavia Coast Maritime Institution, Separation Point Close
Geraldton, WA 6503 Australia
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Free

The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus is a state of the art training, research and development facility located on the oceanfront of the picturesque Separation Point in Geraldton. Opening in 2006 after ten years of planning and development, BCMI has positioned itself as a world class centre of excellence, specialising in the areas of aquaculture, marine and environmental science research and training. For more information: https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/campuses/batavia-coast-maritime-institute

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Chapman River Friends Wildlife Walk

August 18 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Spalding Park, Spalding Park
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free

Join Chapman River Friends (CRF) on a Wildlife Guided Walk to discover the park (364 ha) with a different view. This native bushland in the heart of Geraldton is home to more than 300 plant, 123 bird, 22 reptile and frog species, plus kangaroos and echidnas. Your safety is YOUR responsibility. Paths are rough. Wear appropriate bush clothes, closed sturdy shoes, sunhat, sunscreen, raincoat, BYO water bottle. This event is suitable for Children 6 years and above. Chapman River Friends…

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10 Star Sustainable House Tour #2

August 18 @ 11:30 - 12:30
197a Augustus Street, 197a Augustus Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free Sold out

Visit a ten star energy rated house that requires no artificial heating or cooling, utilises many reclaimed and natural materials, harvests rainwater and considers indoor air quality through careful product choices. With rising energy costs this is a great example of a future proof design on a small lot perfect for starters or downsizers. Take a self-guided tour then stick around to ask any questions you may have from the passionate designer with over 20 years’ experience in passive solar…

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Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour

August 18 @ 13:00 - 15:30
Drylands Permaculture Farm, 333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, WA 6530 Australia
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$10

Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created of an established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the outskirts of rural Waggrakine. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals. Thirty  years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well…

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Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day

August 19 @ 10:30 - 13:30

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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Port Tour (RSVP essential)- Booked Out

August 19 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Geraldton multipurpose Centre carpark, 254 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Ever wondered what really goes on behind the locked gates at the Geraldton Port? Here is your chance to find out! Join Scinapse and Mid-West Ports Authority staff on a behind the scenes tour through the Geraldton Port to see firsthand how the port operates and what MWPA does to ensure the protection of the marine and coastal environment. Attendees will enter the secure zone and get an up close look at the Svitzer tugs. Please enter all names when…

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Leaning Tree Community School Spring Fair

August 26
Leaning Tree Steiner School, Bayly St
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Spring Fair

The Leaning Tree Community School Spring Fair is a celebration of wholesome family fun. We welcome the warmer weather with a Maypole Dance, tasty homemade food, old fashioned games, gorgeous handmade items to buy, and nature based craft. Our classrooms will also be opened for viewing and an information stall regarding Leaning Tree Steiner School ready to receive your questions and enrollment inquiries! This year we will continue to focus on being a sustainable event by: using reusable cutlery and…

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