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Tilligerry Habitat 9th July Open Day Highlights

Human Koala
We muster in Tanilba Bay School grounds forming an outline of a koala from 11:30 until 12 midday when the drone takes off and preserves this historic moment in Tilligerry history forever. Lollies for the kids who take part.

Come and see the film our kids have made – “The journey of Steve the Koala”
What happens when you get 800 local students colouring in a cartoon animation? The result is a wonderful cartoon called the “The Journey of Steve the Koala”.
We are showing the cartoon twice at 2pm and 4pm. You can also hear from our friend Lee from Port Stephens Council talk about how the film was made and all things koala.
See the results of this magnificent effort by the 800 children from:

  • Tanilba Bay Public School
  • St Michael’s primary School
  • Tomaree Public School
  • St. Phillips Christian College
  • Bob’s Farm Public School
  • Shoal Bay Public School
  • Soldiers Point Public School

The Conservation Crew
Join the Conservation Crew and get a badge along with updates on local activities that help protect our environment. Help us plant a koala food trees. Help keep koalas safe in our local area. An initiative from Port Stephens Council.

Koala activities
Come and learn how to draw a koala or simply colour in the drawings we have. There are online koala jigsaws, come andd see how fast you can complete them. We will keep track of the fastest.
See koala facts, learn things you did not imagine about koalas. Search for koalas in the Habitat.
Watch the notice board in the visitor centre for other koala activities on the day

For Children and Adults too
See the film – “Slow Life in the Fast Lane” a story from National Geographic of how koalas survive in our built-up environment as it gets busier every day

We will be entertained by the magnificent talents of the Lemon Ukelypts who are the Tilligerry’s foremost Ukulele Band.

Market Stalls including face painting

From about 12:30 we will have a Sausage Sizzle and Devonshire Teas available. So if your desire is a sanger or a scone, we have it covered. There are tables of course to bring your own picnic.


11am onwards – Market stalls, Face Painting
11am onwards – Draw and colour in a koala, Koala jigsaw puzzles
11am onwards – Presentation … Koala Facts
11am onwards – Film .. “Slow Life in the Fast Lane” Can koalas live in an urban environment
11:30pm – Start Mustering for Human Koala
12:00pm – Drone fly over for Human Koala
12:30pm – End Human Koala and lollies given out to the kids who took part
12:30pm onwards – Sausage Sizzle, Devonshire Teas
1:30pm onwards – Lemon Ukelypts, Tilligerry’s favourite Ukulele Group
2pm – Koala cartoon and talk – “Journey of Steve the Koala”
4pm – Koala cartoon and talk – “Journey of Steve the Koala”
6pm or thereabouts – Close

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