The 2017 GORCC Coast Guardians Forum was a day of celebration and inspiration for the 140 year 9 students, teachers and staff from the four local schools who attended at the Surf Coast Shire Grant Pavilion in Torquay. The weather was not in our favour, but the spirits were high for a fun-filled day with delicious food, wonderful donated goods as prizes, and local coastal expertise.
Plastic pollution is no joke, Education Coordinator Hilary Bouma said as she forwards the video of Rusty Swordfish and the latest marine debris film by Jarrod Boord.
“Plastic pollution is not something to laugh about, but we need to get the message out there and start getting people talking about the small actions we can all take everyday to help protect our planet. Read more
It was all hands on deck last month as Geelong Lutheran College helped plant 50 dune stablising plants at Whites Beach.
Geelong Lutheran College Campus Principal Barry Krueger was one of the first teachers to set up the long-standing partnership between the school and Great Ocean Road Coast’s education programs. Read more
The last day of term 2 saw the Fresh Air Kids visit the eye of Roadknight.
The Fresh Air Kids is a group of local families that want their children to spend time in the great outdoors, learning through playing in nature.
A community partnership with the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, Fresh Air Kids aims to encourage local coastal kids to grow up observing the environment in more detail than even most adults do.
Read about the adventures of the Fresh Air Kids from last term as the group gears up for another fun-filled term of outdoor exploration.
Fresh Air Kids is a group of local families that want their children to spend time in the great outdoors, learning through playing in nature. Read more
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee environmental education students have contributed more than 820 hours of conservation work on the coast between Torquay and Lorne in the last 12 months, planting over 2,400 indigenous species and removing tens of thousands of weeds. Read more
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee staff, environmental volunteers and local students have been busy this winter helping rejuvenate the coastline through planting, conservation works and repairs, ensuring the coast remains in good condition all year round. Read more