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Sat, 19 Aug


Seaside Museum + Ferryman Cruises

Bribie Island Dugong Symposium

Bringing together dugong-loving scientists, artists and community members to share knowledge and experiences, and to celebrate connections with these mythical local residents.

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Bribie Island Dugong Symposium
Bribie Island Dugong Symposium

When and where

19 Aug 2023, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Seaside Museum + Ferryman Cruises, 1 S Esplanade, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

About the event

Your Bribie Island Dugong Symposium ticket includes both Sessions 1 and 2 on Saturday 19 August 2023

Session 1  |  11:30am-2:30pm  |  Bribie Island's Seaside Museum  |  Curated presentations, discussions and artistic inflections

  • Enjoy a keynote presentation by Dr Janet Lanyon, Australia's leading expert on dugong health and population dynamics
  • Discover how BIEPA's Dugong Diaries Project is harnessing community effort and contributing to real science
  • Pen your very own  Love Letter to the Dugongs
  • Learn what other communities are doing to help protect and conserve dugongs
  • Participate in discussion about the need for a more wildlife-friendly Pumicestone Passage
  • Connect with other dugong lovers! 
  • Simple coffee, tea and biscuits included 

Session 2  |  3:30pm-5:30pm  | Ferryman Cruises  |  An exclusive 2-hour Pumicestone Passage cruise.

  • Search for dugongs and other passage wildlife
  • Chat with dugong lovers
  • Relax amidst the wonders of Pumicestone Passage
  • Enjoy the company of others who are concerned with the protection of nature on and around Bribie Island
  • Cheese and crackers included. Soft drinks and  alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on board

Due to the timings of the sessions, organisers recommend participants enjoy brunch prior to the 11:30am start so they are fuelled and ready to go for the day. There will be time to grab a snack if required between Session 1 and 2. 

The Bribie Island Dugong Symposium is an intiative of the BIEPA Wildlife Team's Dugong Diaries Project, coinciding with Science Week


  • Bribie Island Dugong Symposium

    Includes both the Seaside Museum Session and the afternoon "Ferryman" cruise on Pumicestone Passage

    From $55.00 to $60.00
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