Sun, 12 Nov|
Edwin Schrag Lookout
BIEPA Giant Turtle 2023
Help us create the biggest turtle sculpture ever, to let everyone know that turtles will be nesting on Bribie Island National Park's Coral Sea beach over the summer. This is going to be impossible to miss!
When and where
12 Nov 2023, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Edwin Schrag Lookout, Woorim QLD 4507, Australia
About the event
Last year BIEPA organised a spectacular human sculpture of a giant turtle on Woorim Beach. This proved to be a powerful statement of our community's love of nesting turtles and their hatchlings, with over two hundred people calling out the need to protect these ancient mariners. It was such a joyful celebration of nature on Bribie, fostering pride in the community and awareness among visitors. And it raised the profile of BIEPA, attracting many new members to help us on our positive, proactive mission.
So this year we're doing it again, only bigger and better!
Come and join the fun: get your turtle-coloured shirt on and come on down to craft the carapace, or huddle in the head, or fill out the flippers. Local artist Geoff Ginn and his army of marshals will be there to knock you into shape, and orchestrate the manoeuvres required to get our turtle heading back into the ocean. Wildlife photographer Darren Jew and friends will be capturing the action with drones so we can make a big splash in the media.
Jarjums (youngsters) from PIEEC will be greeting visitors with a traditional smoking ceremony, and there will be kids activities organised by the Bribie Island Turtle Trackers. Pre-order your BIEPA T-shirt and other turtle-related goodies from our online shop to pick up from the BIEPA stall at the event.
Important: Please register so that you get reminders and updates by email, and so we can estimate numbers on the day to create the appropriate sized turtle outline in the sand. If you are a BIEPA member, please volunteer to help on the day by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this event with family and friends, and with your social network groups. The bigger the turtle, the bigger the splash!
You can register below for event updates and reminders.