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2024 Island Whale Festival

The Dolphin Research Institute’s team will be based at the Woolamai Life Saving Club and at the Festival Hub in Cowes for the 2024 Island Whale festival.

This year we are hosting two fun and educational activities out of the Woolamai Life Saving Club:

Spot-A-Whale & Whale Tales:

Hear about the whales of Victoria and how to spot them from local researchers in our 50-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute guided whale-spotting experience, kids’ activities featuring real whale bones, sounds, and games, and an opportunity to talk all things marine with our team.

  • 2hr sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (see booking link below for times)
  • Located at the Woolamai Life Saving Club
  • $15.00 per adult, $10.00 per child under 15 years of age
  • Bookings required

Careers in Marine Science:

Join our panel of experts with decades of experience both within Australia and overseas for a discussion on how, when and where opportunities exist for a career in marine science. Not academically minded? No problem, we have solutions for you too!

  • Session on Sunday 7/7 from 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Located at the Woolamai Life Saving Club
  • Free of cost
  • Bookings recommended
Book DRI's Spot-A-Whale & Whale Tales ProgramBook DRI's Careers in Marine Science sessionDownload Festival ProgramVisit the Island Whale Festival Site