Two Bays 2017

Are you Ocean Literate? Harry Breidahl teaching the basic Ocean Literacy principles to Grade 6 Primary School students from Melbourne's West.

Are you Ocean Literate? Harry Breidahl teaching the basic Ocean Literacy principles to Grade 6 Primary School students from Melbourne's West.

Pelican taking off from Mud Islands. Mud Islands is a very important Pelican nursery. Ever wondered why you never see those amazing fluffy Pelican chicks? They are all here.

Pelican taking off from Mud Islands. Mud Islands is a very important Pelican nursery. Ever wondered why you never see those amazing fluffy Pelican chicks? They are all here.

 

Two Bays 2016

 Program

The Two Bays program is subject to changes and additions.

First day of the program. Pictured the welcome for the Kingston Koorie Mob by Arweet Carolyn Briggs and safety brief by the Skipper Garry McKechnie.

First day of the program. Pictured the welcome for the Kingston Koorie Mob by Arweet Carolyn Briggs and safety brief by the Skipper Garry McKechnie.

       Two Bays 2016

                          program

Year 4 students from Mother of God Primary step aboard Pelican1 for the marine education experience of a lifetime.

Reflections on Learning at Sea - Two Bays 2016


OPPORTUNITY TO SAIL ON PELICAN1

Pelican1 will set sail from her home port of Bermagui on January the 22nd to make her way south to Melbourne for the 2016 Two Bays program. This trip can take between 2-5 days. The team has to be quite flexible to accomodate weather and most comfortable sailing conditions. There is an opportunity to sail down with her for $150 a day with a maximum charge of $500 for the whole trip. The cost covers catering and accommodation. If you are interested please contact the Skipper - Garry McKechnie on 0425727553. There is a daily bus service to Bermagui from Melbourne.

Sailing on Pelican1 with the Boonwurrung Foundation and the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Agency during Two Bays.


Short films about Connecting to Sea Country- made with support from Youthworx and VACCA (Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency). The day with the Kingston Koori Mob is supported by the Kingston City Council.


Two Bays

Every Summer since 2006...


 

The Two Bays Project on S.V. Pelican1  involves conducting marine research, marine education programs, community engagement activities, and provides opportunities for dialogue and knowledge sharing on key environmental themes that are relevant to Port Phillip and Western Port Bay in Victoria.

The Two Bays project has been successfully completed over the last nine summers and seeks to build on the outcomes achieved in these programs.

 

  • A marine science program, involving a citizen science focus investigating the bays rich and diverse marine habitats, marine protected areas, climate change, water quality and bay health; and
  • an Indigenous program building links between traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
  • To provide an opportunity for volunteer marine focused community groups in both Port Phillip and Western Port to develop and enhance skills in scientific monitoring in selected Monitoring sites.
  • Gain Indigenous perspectives of the Two Bays through shared dialogue and storytelling with Indigenous Elders and rangers.
  • Better understand water quality impacts on bay health and future plans to improve water quality.
  • Hear the Two Bays Story – an ongoing story created during the journey of the Pelican 1 through the different environments threading Indigenous stories as an essential part of connecting with Sea Country.
  • Connect with existing bay community groups to share information and ideas, or find common ground to establish a new one
  • Gain access to information and data collected through the project, as well as existing Two Bays materials, for use by schools and community groups
  • Celebrate bay environments and iconic bay species such as the Weedy seadragon, seagrass, seabirds, mangroves and dolphins.
  • Focus community attention on the important and unique natural and cultural values of the bays including Indigenous values and Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.
  • Connections to schools in both bays and working with the Two Bays curriculum and the principles of Ocean Literacy

Citizen Science

Citizen Science Day in Western Port- learning how to monitor seagrass.

Citizen Science Day in Western Port- learning how to monitor seagrass.

Traditional Knowledge

Aunty Carolyn Briggs on board Pelican1. Aunty has been part of the development of the program since the second year of Two Bays.

Aunty Carolyn Briggs on board Pelican1. Aunty has been part of the development of the program since the second year of Two Bays.