Torquay College students Seal the Loop


The Jan Juc coastline is now a safer place for marine wildlife thanks to students from Torquay college.

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Torquay College grade 3 & 4 students showing off their Seal the Loop projects

In partnership with Zoos Victoria, nearly 200 students from grades 3 and 4 attended this year’s Seal the Loop Action Day.

The students participated in a range of activities including the creation of posters, presentations and quizzes and finished the day by conducting a beach litter patrol.

Students on the beach with Seal the Loop sign

GORCC’s Education Activity Leader Hilary Bouma attended the day and said it was a great educational opportunity.

“Students presented their work in groups to other students in a ‘kids teaching kids’ initiative focusing on seals, penguins, whales, marine debris and helping in the community,” she said.

Seal the Loop aims to remove fishing waste from Victoria’s coast and reduce rates of marine wildlife entanglement.  Over 200 bins have been installed at popular fishing locations across Victoria (including the Surf Coast) capturing around 23km of fishing line since 2010.

See more photos of the day in the gallery below:

More information on the program and how to get involved is available here.

Want to do more to help local wildlife?  Learn more about simple steps you can take to make a big difference here.

Have you seen any Seal the Loop bins on the local coast? Have you used them? Let us know in the comments below!

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