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.
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
Did you know that Australia is one of the highest per capita producers of waste in the world? Every year we burn through 18 million tonnes of waste, which affects our birds, seals, whales, turtles and all other marine wildlife. Read more
Courtesy of the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club
Members of the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club have rolled up their sleeves to install 600 stabilising plants in the dunes abutting the clubhouse. Read more
Following a series of environmental vandalism acts at Spring Creek in March this year, Year 9 students from the Coast Guardians Program have returned to the site to help restore the riparian habitat along the creek.
As part of World Environment Day we take a look into how our students are connecting with nature.