Hamelin Science Fair

Join us for a free weekend of entertainment with interesting talks by Western Australian scientists about the Shark Bay World Heritage Area including rangeland and fire ecology, marine research and conservation management.

Saturday 10 August: 9am – 6pm

Hamelin Skink.
Hamelin Skink.
Photo: Ben Parkhurst
The weekend will begin at the Hamelin Outback Station Stay with a Welcome to Country presented by a Malgana Elder.

Sunday 11 August: 6:45 am – 12 noon

Sunday morning will include a sunrise birding walk, BBQ breakfast, sand pad monitoring, a guided tour of the Stromatolites and coquina quarry, or a walking tour around the reserve.

Science talks and exhibits

Stromatolites.
Stromatolites.
Photo: Jiri Lochman / Lochman Transparencies
Learn about the Shark Bay World Heritage Area including the Hamelin Pool stromatolites, coquina quarry and the world famous seagrasses; engage in arts; or become a citizen scientist.

Science talks will focus on rangelands ecology, Malgana connection to land, seagrasses, marine research and monitoring, environmental thresholds and tipping points, carbon sequestration, conservation management and more.

Information exhibits include: Bush Heritage, Dept. of Biodiversity, conservation and attractions, rangelands NRM, and war on waste.

Getting there

Variegated Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Photo: Ben Parkhurst
Hamelin Outback Station Stay is 5km from Hamelin Pool, and 27km from the Overlander Roadhouse on Shark Bay Road.

Relax and stay the night

(Camping at reduced rates—adults $10 per night/children $4).

Bring your swag and camp at Hamelin Outback Station Stay. Cooking facilities are available. Breakfast is provided on Sunday morning, but please bring your own food for all other meals.

To book, please contact:

Jackie Mahood (08) 9948 5145 or [email protected]

For more information:

Please email Michelle Judd [email protected]