FINGAL FORAGE- A WORLD OCEAN’S DAY AMAZING RACE!

Join us for an educational adventure! Families, friends or groups race against the clock completing a wide range of ocean related activities. This race is not so much an athletic event, more of fun day out challenging the groups mind as they encounter the various activities along the way. Aimed at adults and children (under adult supervision) alike come together while we celebrate and educate this important World Oceans Day.

“We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.”  – United Nations

AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE

Our aim is to raise awareness about different ways to help save the Ocean with a fun-filled amazing race style event.

The event will require participants to walk down the beach in Fingal Bay, collecting rubbish along the way to turn in for points and access to each station set up throughout the park.

Each station will have different fun activities, such as ocean trivia, puzzles, crafts, and more clues.

The proposed event should take participants 1.5 hours to complete however they will be racing against their own clock, not against each other (it’s not a running race- they will need to be walking and paying attention to their surroundings)

EVENT INFO

WHEN: 9am Saturday 8/6/19 (WORLD OCEANS DAY)

LOCATION: Register next to the surf club and Fingal Park, Marine Drive Fingal Bay

PREPARATION: Bring a phone or camera for photos, having access to the internet during some activities is imperative, a smart phone is perfect, wear footwear and dress for the weather. 

ACCESS: Be aware some activities are on the sand: not pram, toddler or wheelchair friendly

OCEAN PRIZES FOR WINNING GROUPS: $300 Learn to Sail Voucher from Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club, a $150 Voucher for Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, a $100 Dolphin Dollar voucher at Moonshadow TQC Cruises, A Beach Photo Shoot with Capture Imaging Photography, a $100 Sustainable Seafood Oyster Platter from Seven Seas Oysters, a $70 Port Stephens Surf School Voucher & a Little Beach Boathouse Bar $100 drinks over the ocean voucher!

REGISTER YOUR GROUP online at: https://sharkandrayencounters.rezdy.com/catalog/326092/event-registration (free registration sponsored by Irukandji) Groups anywhere between 2-8 people (or make two groups).
Final chance sign ups on the day between 9am and 10am near the Fingal Bay SLSC building & Fingal Park. If you could please pre-register to help us get an idea how many people to expect attend on the day.

Race activities brought to you by: Sea Shelter, Ocean Coastal Care InitiativeIrukandji Shark & Ray EncountersPlastic Free Port Stephens & Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club

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