It’s not every day that kids get to become detectives, but at the recent Whyalla UneARTh Festival, sleuthing skills were put to the test.

Families gathered on the Whyalla foreshore as part of Coast Craft – Beach Detective, an event highlighting the importance of marine parks and sanctuary zones. Children got the chance to become amateur sleuths for the day and were led on a treasure hunt by Dr Shelley Paull, Natural Resources marine biologist.

The junior detectives uncovered animals, minerals, vegetables (plants), and man-made stuff that doesn’t belong there, discovering that we all need to play our part to ensure rubbish doesn’t get to our oceans.

Coast Craft – Beach Detective was just one of several free activities at the UneARTh Festival. There were also a pop-up discovery centre and hands on marine displays.

The Whyalla UneARTh Festival was supported by Inspiring South Australia. We look forward to more events celebrating the environment and science.

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