REEF RAMBLES for all ages! Aldinga, December 28
Are you an ocean lover, marine enthusiast or citizen scientist?
Community Reef Rambles are back for the 2023/2024 summer season!
Join Marine Biologists for a guided citizen science adventure in the intertidal reefs at Marino Rocks on Thursday December 28. Intertidal reefs are covered at high tide and exposed at low tide, meaning you can explore them from land and water.
Get your feet wet while learning about our fascinating and unique rock pool flora and fauna!
There’s plenty to behold, including reef crabs, dog whelk (a predatory sea snail), intertidal tube worms, variegated limpets and the vivid waratah anemone.
Learn how to collect data like a bonafide scientist, record your findings on one of the biggest global citizen science platforms (Hello, iNaturalist!) and learn more about the wonders of the Great Southern Reef.
The Reef Ramble will involve two activities...
- Explore the intertidal reefs of South Australia (part of the Great Southern Reef) with a guided tour by a Marine Biologist
- Learn how to record and identify species using the iNaturalist app, one of the biggest global citizen science platforms.
Event duration: 90-120 minutes.
Meet: at 12pm at Aldinga Beach: there is a car park and shelter off the Esplanade at Snapper Point, just past the junction of the Esplanade and Butterworth Road
- Sunscreen & hat!
- A full water bottle
- Appropriate footwear (enclosed shoes) and clothing (we recommend long sleeves).
*** IMPORTANT ***
- Participants under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult or have permission to attend from parent/caregiver. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please arrive on time.
- Please be sun-safe.
- Please wear enclosed footwear (e.g. sneakers, walking shoes, reef shoes, dive/snorkel boots).
- This event is open to children over 5 years, however, parents need to be responsible for and accompany their children on the reef ramble.
- Accessibility: there are stairs between the reef and carpark. The reef surface is uneven so please be mindful of trips & slips. This area is not accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.
- No swimming or snorkeling required - water is less than ankle deep.
This event will be postponed in the event that:
- Weather is above 36 degrees Celsius.
- Moderate-heavy rain is forecast.
This project is jointly funded by Conservation SA and Green Adelaide.