The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) budget for the 2016-2017 financial year which includes a significant increase to environmental education funding.
The environment and education programs will be expanded this year with a budget of $275,000, allowing more opportunities for schools and caravan park guests over summer.
Thousands of students experience the Surf Coast through hands on learning each year as part of GORCC’s free environmental education programs which are offered to schools and groups of all ages.
GORCC Chief Executive Officer Richard Davies said the free education programs provided the next generation with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills to care for the local coastal environments.
“It is an exciting time for the GORCC education team. Environmental education is an important component of coastal management and sustainability.
“We are looking forward to this new chapter and being able to expand this aspect of our conservation work to promote future environmental stewardship.”
Education Activity Leader Pete Crowcroft will join the team full time to help coordinate and run more programs throughout the year.
To find out how your school or group can get involved, check out our website for all the details.