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BIEPA’s inaugural Eco Fest

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

The Moreton Bay Eco Fest was held in beautiful weather on Saturday 30th September at the Caboolture Hub. This event presented BIEPA with an opportunity to showcase its activities and commitment to promoting and protecting Bribie Island’s beauty and natural heritage.

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BIEPA stall at the Eco Fest

It was also a fantastic networking opportunity, allowing us to hook up with several useful contacts that may lead to future collaborations.

Refreshed Stall

This was a good motivator to up our game on marketing! A small team of BIEPA members met recently to plan a revamp to the regular monthly market stall, so as to appeal to a broader audience expected to attend the Eco Fest.

The enhancements included:

  • vertically hanging timber display panels that can easily be modified to suit different occasions;

  • a looped video display of the giant turtle event held in November 2022, to capture attention and act as a conversation starter;

  • a highly engaging, child-friendly activity that enabled children to learn about how plastics pollute the beaches and adversely impact on turtle hatchlings transition to the ocean;

  • newly printed booklets and flyers promoting the upcoming Bribie Island Nature Festival and the Giant Turtle sculpture; and

  • an online survey to gauge visitors' feedback on BIEPA's Eco Fest stall as well as their interest and knowledge on matters relating to Bribie Island’s natural heritage and environment.

Survey winner

We conducted a survey to find out what people thought about our refreshed stall and the Eco Fest in general. Everyone who completed the survey went into a prize draw for tickets to Island Sounds at the Bribie Island Nature Festival.

If your email address starts with "tdonlen" please reply to our email or contact us at help@biepa.online to claim your prize!

Many Thanks

Thanks go to all BIEPA members who assisted on the day and/or with aspects of the preparatory work. Special mentions go to Ron and Leesa for the construction of the timber display panels; Darren and Deirdre dre for the printing and arrangement of the display content; Sally for creating the children's activity and engaging the 60 plus children that participated throughout the day; Libby and Geoff for the latest booklets and brochures for the upcoming events; and to Tracey for developing the online survey.

Children playing in sand box
Kids' activity rescuing turtles from litter

All up, we enjoyed lots of positive feedback on our participation in this year’s Moreton Bay Eco Fest. The learning and experience gained from participating in it will benefit similar endeavours in the future. These are essential in raising awareness of BIEPA and building the level of community support for our mission that helps us have an impact.

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Oct 12, 2023

The revamped stall sounds fabulous. I’m just sorry I couldn’t get there to check it out 😢 Gerri 🦋🌺🎼

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