Another wonderful National Science Week!
Thankyou so much dear Fleur Fred Peters and Big Science Inspiring Australia! We are most grateful for the opportunity for Tony to interpret the brilliant art works from a Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch perspective.
Love and gratitude...from us and the dolphins. <3  #natsciweek
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Walk & Talk KI Intertidal Zone Tony Bartram Tuesday 15 August SALA Festival exhibition HOW DO WE LOVE THEE 2017 Convened by Fine Art Kangaroo Island

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As part of National Science Week, please join us for the launch of the newly formed Kangaroo Island Regional Science Hub on 25 August at the KI Brewery, 5 pm. The KI Science Hub has been formed to increase the community's engagement in science by delivering a number of activities throughout the year. The KI Hub will be launched by its group representatives. The KI Regional Science Hub is supported by the KI NRM Board with funding from the Inspiring South Australia Programme. The launch will be followed by a Science in the Brewery knowledge session with local farmer Rick Morris and environmental physiologist and KI NRM Board member Peggy Rismiller at 5.30pm. #KangarooIsland #Scienceinthebrewery #InspiringSA #community Inspiring South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island Friends of Parks Kangaroo Island Western Districts ..:: Kangaroo Island Events & Things To Do ::.. Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre Softfoot Sanctuary Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island Brewery Kangaroo Island Events Calendar

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It was a cold and overcast day but everyone was in high spirit for Survey 79 .... and it was a great survey. We headed over to Basham Beach - the whale nursery - to visit the Southern Right Whales that were in the area ... and to everyone's delight we came across three of them. We then visited Seal Island and saw the Long-nosed Fur Seal and Australian Sea Lions - always cute to see ... and then onto the Dolphins... We soon came across a large pod of adults and juveniles. They definitely put on a show ... with jumping, flipper slapping, tail slapping, pass the seaweed, fishing and mating observed - a fantastic display which everyone on board enjoyed. Thank to everyone who participated in this survey and SS Nathan and crew Southy from THE BIG DUCK BOAT TOURS for a great trip. © Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch Images not to be used without permission.

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The Art of Science: The Intertidal Zone

August 15, 2017, 12:00pm - August 15, 2017, 1:00pm

In Adelaide, Tuesday 15 August at midday,co-presented by Fine Art Kangaroo Island and Big Science Adelaide. Meet founder and co-ordinator of Kangaroo Island/Victor Harbor Dolpin Watch; a community volunteer project monitoring dolphins in our regional waters for12 years. Join Tony Bartram for a fascinating 'Walk and Talk' through this year's KI at SALA exhibition themed "How Do We Love Thee? .. KI The Intertidal Zone. This is a rare opportunity to view the exhibition and hear from one the Island's passionate citizen scientists as to how supporting and promoting dolphin protection and conservation has fostered an interconnectedness between Art and Science, improves well being of humans and dolphins, engenders a belief that as individuals we can make a difference in our environment, and empowers the community to be caretakers, citizen scientists and researchers. Tony will particularly focus on a number of artworks in the exhbiition and in particular Fred Peters' artwork "Tragedy and Triumph" which commemorates the saving of 47 stranded dolphins in the waters near Kingscote. Fred says "On a hot March day in 1999 forty-eight Bottlenose dolphins stranded near my house at Western Cove on KI. Thirteen hours later, thanks to a huge community effort, forty-seven swam away. This piece is my attempt to reproduce the tragedy and triumph of that event and a way of honouring all those who were involved that day." We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday. Tickets not necessary, turn up on the day, for more info go to www.scienceweek.net.au/walk-talk-the-art-of-science-in-the-intertidal-zone/

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Fred Peters extends his silversmithing from art jewellery to 2D installation. "Tragedy & Triumph", repoussé copper, multiple patinas, sterling silver and brass, 59 x 90 cm, 2017. This celebrates the 47 Bottle-nosed dolphins stranded at Western Cove, near his Nepean Bay home in 1999 and thirteen hours later thanks to a huge community effort, the forty-seven that swam away. "This piece is my attempt to reproduce the tragedy and triumph of that event and a way of honouring all those who were involved that day."

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Under Southern Skies - National Science Week

August 18, 2017, 5:30pm - August 23, 2017, 5:00pm

Birds, bees …..and all manner of things! Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch in collaboration with Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary presents a snapshot of conservation programmes and displays. Celebrating Science in our community under southern skies, in close proximity to the Southern Ocean! “Under Southern Skies” brings together a number of Science disciplines to outline nature and the importance of conservation work on the South Coast of Kangaroo Island. Based at the wonderful Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in the heart of a declared nature reserve, a range of speakers will present a snapshot of island conservation programmes and displays, both terrestrial and marine, to an audience made up of local Scientists, government agencies, community members, visitors and Citizen Scientists. Projects include the Sanctuary’s conservation projects, koalas, bees, birds, sealions, dolphins etc … covering both terrestrial and marine worlds as well as a glimpse of the extra terrestrial! All are welcome to come and share a low cost dinner, coffee, cake and drinks from 5.30pm onwards, listen to the short presentations starting at 7pm, enjoy a night walk, gaze at the stars and enjoy live music. The event will be opened by KI Commissioner Wendy Campana and introduced by KI Mayor Peter Clements. This main community event kindly supported by an SA National Science Week Community Grant will be supplemented by an exciting South Coast community Dolphin Watch survey on Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures (date TBC - weather dependent) and an open workshop at the Ozone Hotel on August 23rd from 10am - 4.30pm. We aim to build on our 7 successful National Science Week events offering a different focus through this exciting collaboration between Dolphin Watch and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Featuring the magnificent terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the south coast, we highlight the importance and relevance of Science in our region and beyond, leading to greater knowledge and understandings of a range of conservation programmes and the need to care for our coastal and marine environments. Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is well known for its conservation efforts and international volunteer programmes in an unspoilt wilderness, recognised as one of the most bio-diverse and pristine ecosystems that remain in Australia. In 1998 it was added to the Heritage Places National Estate Register. More than 190 native plant species have been found on the property and more than 400 have been found in the area. On KI’s rugged south coast Hanson Bay is dominated by the Sanctuary - a 100 hectare property offering visitors and guests the chance to enjoy pristine beaches and experience guided walks, the koala sanctuary and famous 'Koala Walks', the bee sanctuary, nocturnal tours, kangaroos, tamar wallabies, echidnas, possums, bats etc, all living in their natural habitat amidst extensive native vegetation. Our grateful thanks to dear Kelly, Mick and staff at the Sanctuary, all the wonderful speakers sharing their fantastic conservation efforts, our special guests Commissioner Wendy and Mayor Peter, and the SA National Science Week Committee for supporting this exciting celebration of Science on our beautiful South Coast. We look forward to your company! Roll on National Science Week 2017!

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What an incredible Whale Wildlife and Whale Discovery Tour on THE BIG DUCK BOAT TOURS. On the previous tour a large pod of Dolphins were seen of Wright Island, so we headed there straight away, and they were still there. A mixture of Adults, juveniles and calves. They were very active, fishing, bow riding, socializing, and generally putting on a magnificent show ... but the best was yet to come. We then headed to the whale nursery .. otherwise known as Basham Beach ... where 3 mother and calves and a couple of other adults were sighted. When we arrived in the area, we could see some whale's in the distance ... shortly afterwards the whales were travelling and coming closer to the boat. When they were in close proximity to the boat, we soon saw there were 3 whales - possible 2 adults and 1 calf. A lot of courting behavior, fin lifts, tail lifts blowing and vocalization were observed. They were with in close proximity for approx 10 minutes to the amazement of all on board ... before the whales gradually moved away from the close proximity to the boat Thank you BIG DUCK BOAT TOURS, SS Nathan and Lachie ... and the cetaceans ... for a fantastic experience for all on board. © Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch Images not to be used without permission.

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