It’s been fun all summer long with more than 50 environmental education activities run with campers of all ages at the Torquay and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Parks.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has been conducting the free activities as part of their camper activity program throughout January.
Incorporating some of the most popular activities from the environmental education program, which is offered to schools and groups year round, there has been a jam-packed schedule for hundreds of young coastal protectors in Torquay and Lorne.
Great Ocean Road Coast Chief Executive Officer Richard Davies said the activities were a great way to get the next generation of holiday-makers involved with the ongoing protection of the coastline.
“It’s fantastic to be able to link campers with the environment in a fun way, and help teach the next generation about the importance of protecting and advocating for the Great Ocean Road coast,” he said.
Activities ranged from environmental themed crafts to bush food walks, to exploring bugs under the microscope and more.
Great Ocean Road Coast’s Education Coordinator Hilary Bouma said the activities proved extremely popular, and were a great way for campers to experience the wonders of the coastal environment.
“We live in an amazing part of the world and it’s fantastic to be able to share that with the campers and help promote positive environmental messages.
“All our education programs place a strong emphasis on environmental stewardship and enjoying the coast in a responsible way.”
The camper activity program also included guest entertainment from Roaming Reptiles, a local magician and the Mik Maks.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that manages the 37km of Crown coastal land between Torquay and Lorne. All dollars raised by their commercial operations, including the management of the Torquay and Lorne Foreshore Caravan Parks, is reinvested back into the coast, caravan parks and the community.
For more information about their education programs and caravan park management, visit www.gorcc.com.au.