There are lots of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in learning to help the environment and volunteering on the Surf Coast.
Is there one to suit you?
Educational Opportunities offered by GORCC
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has recently launched an education program which has been specifically designed to be flexible, catering for a range of ages, skills and requirements and is available to schools and groups. Check out the Education and Activities program
Stay tuned because GORCC is currently developing further educational resources which will be made available online and will include fact sheets, web clips, games, puzzles, activities, lesson ideas and more. These reources will be fun and interactive and will be made accessible for use by teachers, students, parents and anyone interested in coastal environments by the end of this year.
If you’re looking for educational resources already available look at our fact sheets and video clips.
Environmental volunteering can be an educational opportunity too!
If you are interested in making new friends and challenging themselves consider volunteering with one of the many volunteer groups operating on the coast. Volunteering is a great way to have new experiences, build knowledge and skills and is a hands on way to make a real difference. Volunteering can also be a great addition to your resume as well as being good for your health and fitness.
Many groups offer learning opportunities such as informative walks and resources. Get in contact with a local group to find out what they offer. For a contact list and details of local coastal volunteer groups click here.
There are a range of other environmental education programs, activities, learning resources and more available from many different organisations and providers. Check out just a few examples of the opportunities on offer:
Plants and Animals Education Page
Threatened Species Education and Information Resources
Eco-Logic Education and Environment Services
Birds Australia Education Resources
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Education Page
Victorian Association for Environmental Education
Australian Water Education Toolkit
Do you know of any other great environmental education resources?
Have you or your family been involved in environmental education programs or accessed any resources?
Please share your thoughts and experiences!