Calendar of events
Humpback Whales are on their northward migration from Antarctica. Females with weaning yearlings are first to leave Antarctic waters whilst females in late pregnancy are last to leave with the highest number passing through Victorian waters in June-July.
See the July bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.
Events in July 2019
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
National Wool Museum, 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220
9:30am - 5:00pm
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. On loan from London's Natural History Museum, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Daily until 14 July 2019.
Also opportunity to view some of the 'Now you see us' public art project based on the 84 species of threatened birds in the City of Greater Geelong.
Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - Uncle Dave Wandin: ‘Cultural burning’
ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar
10:30am - 11:30am
ARI presents this free event. NAIDOC Week seminar.
Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Elder Uncle Dave Wandin is the Corporation’s Manager of Cultural Practices (Fire & Water). Uncle Dave is a recognised leader in both the promotion and execution of cultural burns in Victoria. Currently Uncle Dave, along with the Water Unit, is working on the development of the Yarra Strategic Plan to ensure good outcomes for Wurundjeri Woi wurrung culture and people alongside representatives from Responsible Public Entities identified in the Wilip-gin Birrarung Murron Act (2017).
If you can make it to ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg), please come along to hear about this terrific work.
We all have much to learn from each other, and the Seminar series is an important part of the intellectual life of our Institute.
SWIFFT seminar - People for nature
Various locations across regional Victoria and Melbourne
9:45am - 12:00pm
Explore Citizen Science and challenges concerning Climate Change on species conservation. Attend a venure or view online.