The kids from Anglesea Kindergarten enjoyed an educational coastal excursion last week to Anglesea Main Beach.
The exciting expedition, facilitated by the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is part of a free program designed to encourage people of all ages to understand and respect our beautiful coastal environment.
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s Conservation Supervisor, Georgina Beale engaged the kids in fun, educational activities.
“The aim of the excursion was to teach the kids about the importance of conserving their local coastal environment in a simplistic and interactive way, ” Ms Beale said.
“We covered topics such as marine fauna and flora, the impacts of litter on our marine environment and discussed the kids own beach experiences,
“The kids had great fun participating in a mock beach clean-up, a beach ‘treasures hunt’ as well as games and races, ”she said.
Ms Beale believes it it vital to educate children about the important of preserving our coast at a young age.
“Our younger generations will be the future custodians of our coastal environment, so it is important for them to learn to nurture and respect our beautiful coast while enjoying it as the same time.”
The GORCC Environmental Education and Activities Program is free and provides participants of all ages with opportunities to learn about and care for coastal environments. Activities are led by experienced conservation experts who have teaching experience and a wealth of knowledge about coastal environments.
For more information about GORCC’s Environmental Education Programs, click here