|December 4, 2011|
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2011 Ocean Care Day Festival – From the Forests to the Foreshore!
- 4 December 2011 – 10.30am-4.30pm
The Manly Environment Centre will host its 18th Ocean Care Day Festival, a free community event by the sea with more than 50 eco exhibitors from the Manly Beachfront Promenade, opposite The Corso, all the way to Manly Life Saving Club on South Steyne.
In keeping with the International Year of the Forest and this year’s Ocean Care Day Festival theme ‘From the Forests to the Foreshore’, special guests will be the young authors of ‘Tears in the Jungle: A children’s adventure to save the Orangutan’, brothers Daniel and William Clark and Andrew Lo, former university lecturer, international artist and discoverer of Gondwanan fish in the Manly Dam catchment. Daniel and William, both still at school, travelled to Borneo to raise awareness of the plight of the orangutans.
Visit the Eco Lab to find out about Australia’s forests. Meet and hear from experts and scientists including from the Australian Museum. You can also meet some forest animals, view the sun through a solar telescope.
In the Art Tent, view the work of our local environmental artists with the opportunity to buy original artwork; visit the Penguin Pavilion to see the art works from our local school kids and find out more about Manly’s Little Penguins.
After making the rounds of exhibitors, relax and listen to music from local artists. The Ocean Care Day Festival will be officially launched at 10.30am on beachfront forecourt at the end The Corso.
Manly Yacht Club will also be running their annual Ocean Care Day Race. There will be lots of other fun and educational activities, talks and films for all ages throughout the day.
Manly’s Ocean Care Day Festival is an annual event coordinated by the Manly Environment Centre.
For a full program, contact the Manly Environment Centre on 02 9976 2842.
For further information, go to their website at www.mec.org.au
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