How lucky are we to have one of only a few internationally significant fossil sites in Australia right here in Port Phillip Bay? Other countries and communities would give their eye teeth to have such an ancient and educational tourism asset. However, despite its significance, the future of the Beaumaris fossil site is in doubt due to the possible development of a motor boat facility on the site.
To get a taste of what such an asset can bring, why not join the Sandringham Foreshore Association in partnership with Marine Care Ricketts Point, Bayside City Council, RMIT University, Marine Education Science and Community, Beaumaris Conservation Society for a day of fun, happiness and adventure at the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site.
Date: 22 February 2015
Venue: Beaumaris Lifesaving Club. Ricketts Point. Beaumaris [Melways 86 C9]
Time: 12pm-3pm. Official speeches commencing 1.30pm
Expert speakers include Professor Tim Flannery, Dr Erich Fitzgerald of Museum Victoria, Professor John Buckeridge of RMIT University and Richard Casley who will bring a wonderful array of fossils will be there for you to see and feel.
Families and children are invited to bring their own fossils to be examined and identified by our specialist team of palaeontologists. The event is free but a gold coin would be appreciated. C’mon people, you know you’re on a good thing! Throw in some notes too!