Events & Projects

Winter Solstice Walk and Talk 2024

Rare opportunity to learn about our bay from local experts!

Our Presenters are:

Professor John Buckeridge, PhD, FGS
John has lived in Beaumaris for 20 years. He is a world renowned palaeobiologist specializing in marine organisms and environmental philosophy. He has published more than 400 scientific books and articles and has authored more than a hundred new species.
Learn about:
  • Recent fossil discoveries
  • Coastal geology
  • How we identify and date fossils
Bring along your fossils for John to identify
They could be more special than you think!

Jade Pearson-Smith,
Jade Pearson-Smith is an ocean lover, Dive master and freediver and has a true passion for protecting our ocean. Jade has 20 years experience working in the not-for-profit and higher education sector and currently works in Advancement at Monash University. She is an expert in donor communication, philanthropy and tele-fundraising. She has recently returned from working with numerous marine conservation projects in communities across South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Learn about:
Local marine life
Indigenous history
Importance of marine conservation

Winter Solstice Walk and Talk 2024

Please click here to Book

Adults $30
Students/Child (18 and under)  $10

Money raised in the Winter Solstice Walk is used to further the activities of MESAC’s Marine Education Programme at Rickett’s Point.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Take away Gift:  Unique booklet

For any queries please contact Clare on 0419 515 827 or Jade on 0402552748
If you need to cancel your reservation to this event please email

As places are limited and there is a waiting list.

Location Map
Beaumaris Yacht Club Car park
Sunday June 23rd 2024

(Click on image to open Google Map)

Beaumaris Yacht Club is located north of the Rickett’s Point Teahouse,not to be confused with the “Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron”.

Parking is available on Council carpark B17 ($18.00 for the whole day or $6.00 for an hour between 8am and 8pm). Free parking is available on the side streets on the other side of Beach Rd or directly on Beach Rd after 10am.

Other Project

Under Water Video Project

The Under Water Video Project has been underway for a year. A 3D version is to be developed. Following this it is possible that we can develop a future UW camera recording system, to transmit live images from within the sanctuary, to a ground base, for routine evaluation of species and more. More marine videos in train.