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Dune Detectives at Taperoo

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How would you like to become a Dune Detective?

Taperoo Dunes Forensic Field Officers Rae and Kym have put together some training hints to help you hone your sleuthing skills.

Bring your family to seek out and learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes while you work through the Dune Detective activity sheets.

This is a fun way to learn about the coastal environment through a hands-on experience.

Volunteers from the Taperoo Dunes Group will be on hand to point out interesting flora and fauna within the dunes and to answer any questions. You will be encouraged to discover and explore this local environment, wandering along the pathways through the dunes.

This outdoor session is suitable for families with children of all ages. The Dune Detective activities are great for primary school aged children. Adults and older children will also learn so much about our local coastal environment, whilst younger children will enjoy exploring outdoors.

Children must be accompanied by a guardian and be appropriately supervised at all times.

Adults are welcome to attend without children, as there is so much all of us can discover and learn about our local environment.


Meeting spot: Meet in the Taperoo Dunes carpark (on Lady Gowrie Drive), opposite the old Police Academy property. Look for the blue Port Environment Centre flag.

What to bring: Bring a pencil or pen to be able to fill in the different Dune Detective activity sheets. As it’s an outdoor event, we suggest you bring your own jackets, hats, sunscreen, water bottle and snacks and that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing to safely explore the beach environment.

We will cancel the event if the weather forecast is for heavy rain or storms. We will notify you of this via email and sms.

Numbers are limited, so please let us know if you can no longer make it.


Please contact the Port Environment Centre if you have any mobility or access concerns.

This event is a collaboration between the Taperoo Dunes volunteer group and Port Environment Centre.

For event enquiries please contact the Port Environment Centre on 0488 229 925 or email hello@portenvironmentcentre.org.au

The Port Environment Centre is seeded by
Green Adelaide.


Attendee information may be used for follow up evaluation, in order to assess the longer term impacts of our events. Follow up contact may be made (in the form of a survey) but participation in any evaluation is optional. 

Marni ngadlu tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartanga inparrinthi
It is good that we all acknowledge we are living on Kaurna Country.


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