Festival of Nature 16th - 25th September 2022

Interested in dipping your feet into some outdoor fun on the Fleurieu Coast? From guided hikes, Informative workshops, snorkeling and kayak tours to art workshops, there’s something for all ages.

Share how we embrace our environment with farm visits, regenerative agriculture, self guided & guided natural history walks and wellbeing classes plus there’s sustainable solutions at the Outdoor Adventure & Eco Expo. 

Explore, learn, discover and be inspired.

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Seadragon Science in the Pub

Festival of Nature At Yankalilla Football Club 104A Main South Road, Yankalilla 5203

September 16, 2022
6:00 - 9:00pm

Cost: $5 (entry only, does not include meals)

Carl Charter


0431 032 797


Join the EMS Team, guest artists, and SA Scientists for a hot meal, sit back and experience a mesmerising dive with seadragons from the comfort of your chair via VR goggles, and learn more about the lifestyle of the seadragon. Marvel at seadragon photographs and drawings.

There will be activities for children (and adults can get involved) including a craft table, an Aboriginal drawing class, a drawing competition, and a virtual reality marine life experience.


6.00 pm -         Great Southern Reef VR experience & Aboriginal art drawing & Fab Five drawing competition for kids in the craft corner

6.30 pm –         Meals served.

7.00 pm -          Kaurna Welcome to Country. 

7.15 pm -          Introductions

7.20 pm -          Syngnathidae - pipefishes, seahorses and seadragons – Marine Ecologist Janine Baker.

7.55 pm -          Protecting the Unique South – tbc. National Parks, and Wildlife Service South Australia.

8.15 pm -          Finding the Fab Five - Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders and Dr. Nina Wootton (University of Adelaide).

8.45 pm -          Student-led citizen science project live streams cuttlefish aggregation to the world - Catherine Larkin (AusOcean)

9.05 pm -          Q&A panel with artists and scientists.


Meals can be ordered between 6 -7 pm. There will be a range of meals available including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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