World Sea Turtle Day Cairns 2018
On the 16th June 2018 Sea Turtle Foundation will be hosting a family fun day on Cairns Esplanade (Muddy’s Lawn) to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day
This event will be a fun packed family event filled with informative talks, live entertainment, family activities, a raffle, school art competition and special guests promoting a love for, and protection of, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and all its inhabitants – including our beloved sea turtles.
As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Far North Queensland gain many benefits from our most famous World Heritage listed asset. Join us to celebrate turtles and the amazing underwater world in which they live.
Stalls from local and national organisations showcasing their work and providing information about how you can get involved in protecting sea turtles and their marine environment.
Andy Ridley - Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
Molly Steer - our local anti-straw campaigning hero
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
- Art exhibition of entries into the school art competition
- Weaving workshops with local group Junk weavers
- Screen printing
A day of music provided by some of Cairns' amazing local musicians who love their turtles and the beautiful Cairns environment
The full line-up will be announced closer to the event
A fantastic raffle with prizes donated by these wonderful local businesses:
- Sunlover Reef Cruises
- Ocean Safari
- Lady Douglas River Cruise
- Great Adventures - Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruises
- Wait A While Rainforest Tours
- Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
- Jackley's Bakehouse
- Pelagic Dive Travel
- Fenglehorn Sweet Chilli Sauce
- The Picture Framer
- Margaret River Wine
- Daintree Discovery Centre
- Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
- The Nest Cairns
- Piccolo Cucina
- Mama Coco
- Perrotta's Italian Kitchen
- Bare Movement Hair Studio
- Winx Lash Studio
......and more to come
Ways to get Involved
Would your school like to be involved in an art competition and exhibition at the World Sea Turtle Day event?
If you are a school class, or a school-aged child with an artistic flair, you can enter find details about how to enter the competition here
Open to both primary and secondary schools in the Cairns region. We can even come to your school to give a presentation on sea turtle biology and/or conservation.
Have a stall
We are offering free stalls to non-profit organisations to promote their marine conservation efforts. Contact us to apply.
Businesses are also welcome to contact us about having a stall to promote yourself to the Cairns and visitor community. A fee will be charged for commercial stalls based on the size and content of the stall.
Sea Turtle Foundation would love to hear from anyone who would like to be a part of organising this event and/or help out on the day.
Become a Sponsor
Would your business like to promote its green credentials?
Do you like to support local community events?
Download our sponsorship package to see how you can support World Sea Turtle Day in Cairns or phone us to discuss different options
Information about speakers and activities will be added as the event approaches
Contact us for more information about the event and how to get involved email@example.com
Sea Turtle Foundation would like to thank Cairns Regional Council for supporting this event