Learn about Fleurieu's whales, dolphins during National Science Week

Celebrate National Science Week with Ki/VH Dolphin Watch and the SA Whale Centre.
Celebrate National Science Week with Ki/VH Dolphin Watch and the SA Whale Centre.

It’s Science Week next week, and what better way to celebrate than by learning about some of the biggest animals in the local environment? 

Kangaroo Island/Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch, in collaboration with the South Australian Whale Centre, has organised a number of events at the centre and on the water about the dolphins and whales.

The main event is on August 16, where there will be fascinating talks about whale research.

At 2pm, a session with Dr Peter Gill is called ‘What IS it about whales?’, before 7pm sessions called ‘Wise Whale Words, Wine and Cheese’ and ‘Meet the Whale Scientists’ with Dr Cath Kemper who is a senior researcher of mammals at the South Australian Museum.

Member for Mawson Leon Bignell will officially open the event, KI/VH Dolphin Watch coordinator Tony Bartram will host the introduction, and SA Whale Centre coordinator Amelia Graham will help Mr Bignell draw the raffle.

There will be a number of Dolphin Watch workshops held in the SA Whale Centre’s Minke room on August 13 and 17.

On August 12 and 15, there will be community Dolphin Watch surveys on the Big Duck Boat Tours for invited community members. 

The SA Whale Centre is also open every day from 10.30am to 5pm.

The event series is funded by an National Science Week SA Community Grant.

For more information or to reserve a booking for the presentations at the SA Whale Centre, call 8551 0750.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.