Have a whale of a time at Phillip Island RSL Phillip Island RSL is thrilled to be a partner with the Island Whale Festival again this year and presents three children’s workshops. Workshops are ideally suited for children aged 5 to 12 years and will take them on a journey all about our whales that visit Phillip Island during winter. On Friday 5th July at 10.30pm, children will have the wonderful opportunity to make a soft sculpture using calico and paint to create their very own whale tail cushions thanks to local artist, teacher and author -Karen Allen Karen Allen returns on Sunday 7th July for another workshop for children, this time using mixed media to create a whale inspired painting that will become a treasured memory for the whole family. On Monday 8th July at 10.30pm,Seaweed Sally comes to town withher fascinating array of marine exhibits and a hands on experience for kids aged between 5 and 12 years to experience the mysterious world of marine life – the animals, their environment and how to preserve and protect them. There will be preserved specimens and live touch tank animals for the kids to experience firsthand. Bookings are essential for all three workshops as places are limited –visitwww.pirsl.com.au/events to book. To learn more about joining Phillip Island RSL as well as its Joey’s Kid’s Club, visitwww.pirsl.com.au/ membership–there are lots of great benefits to be a member. The Island Whale Festival celebratesthe annual arrival of some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures as our coastal waters play host to humpback and southern right whales, and even the occasional orcas. The Festival includes lots of activities and experiences as well as learning where the best vantage places are to spot whales on Phillip Island. Activities include story telling, wildlife photography talk, whale singing lessons,whale cruises with Wildlife Coast Cruises, wildlife art and so much more. Seeislandwhales.com.au for more details on the Island Whale Festival and to book activities.