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A young koala's beach adventure

June 5th 2013
World Oceans Day this Saturday

It's a huge weekend coming up on Magnetic Island with World Oceans Day (WOD) on Saturday as well as the Picnic Bay School Reunion (more to come). WOD, organised by Tourism Operators & Business Magnetic Island (TOBMI) and Base Backpackers, looks like it will be pretty huge starting with a beach clean-up at Nelly Bay with loads of action through to and including a fly past by the Red Barron seaplane to take a photo of Magnetic Islanders forming the letters "WOD" on the beach by standing together in formation. There's lots more and the schedule follows.

World Oceans Day Schedule of activities (8.6.13):

09.30: Nelly Bay beach cleanup. (Organized by Ms. Aimee Jones)
10.00: TOBMI & Base– Dr. Rick Braley & Mr. Tom Cooney
10.05: Welcome to Wulgurukaba Country: Mr. Arthur Johnson, elder
10:10: Opening WOD speech: Mr. Andrew Skeat, GBRMPA talking on ‘Shifting Baselines’.
10.20: Talk by Dr. Don Kinsey: We need the ocean – how have we treated it?
10.30: Talk on corals ( Dr. Andrew Lewis)
10.40: Talk on turtles (Jo Peterson, MINT)
10.45 – 12.30: Games for kids on the beach begins (organized by Claudia Gaber). Games to include sand castle building, 3 legged races for pairs of kids or adults, sprints to 50m. Sharon Jupp Year 2 teacher M. I. State School will help with storytelling. Base has engaged a Face Painter from 11.00 – 14.00. Marine art by students or adults. The Red Barron plans a fly by ~ 11.35-11.40 and take a picture of the WOD celebration from the air. A large human word (WOD initials) on the beach will be formed for the picture.
12.00 noon – 13.30: Base will organize a BBQ (a $5 charge for a snag, salad & soft drink with the majority of the funds to be donated to MINT).
1300-1330: Microphone opens to the public to state why they love the ocean or what it does for them, and for Reef Guardian Schools to tell about their school.
13.30-14.00+: Drum circle on the beach. (Dr. Andy Lewis will lead)
1415 – 1445…finish on beach: End with a Laughing Yoga Circle on the beach. (Rick, Nell, Andy to lead).
14.30 +: Tim Griffin and The Godfathers of Funk to play at Base after the morning/afternoons’ festivities.
18.30: The Fire Flyz on the beach with their spectacular performance
Base will be open to 21.00 hr.

World Oceans Day this Saturday
Syl Hayes
June 5th 2013
Well done Rick Braley for taking on the organising this year and congrats to all involved.
Thanks George you do a great job promoting our island activities.

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