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City of Gold Coast provides a range of resources, programs and support to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

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Coastal Community Engagement Program

City of Gold Coast coordinates a number of coastal community engagement programs for students and the community to learn about coastal processes, the abundance of sea life and vegetation, and their existence as part of a precious beach ecosystem.


School holiday program

A range of fun and interesting workshop sessions at the beach are scheduled during school holidays.

Visit CoastEd at Griffith University for more information and to book.


CoastEd

The City and Griffith Centre for Coastal Management has developed the CoastEd Program for both primary and secondary school students.

Students will learn about our precious coastal strips in an outdoor environment while taking part in dune planting or beach clean-up activities. The City is offering local schools a limited number of coastal educational presentations. Teachers should book early to avoid disappointment, contact:

The CoastEd Coordinator
Maggie Muurmans
Phone: 07 5552 8823, or
Email:  m.muurmans@griffith.edu.au.

For online bookings, please fill out the Griffith University CoastEd session expression of interest form.


BeachCare program

BeachCare is a program developed by the City to involve the community in decision making about the management of the ocean beaches on the Gold Coast.

Community groups can be involved in the following:

  • clean up of rubbish from beach areas
  • removal of weeds and other undesirable plants from dunal areas
  • planting of dunal vegetation
  • planning of future beach areas including boardwalks, showers, steps and fences
  • applying for funding from State and Federal Governments and private business and service groups
  • involvement in education programs for schools and the wider community.

Anyone can be involved - individuals living near beaches, individuals who visit beaches, residents, clubs, scouts, guides or school groups, service, sporting, environmental, social, business or religious groups.

Where and when

Gold Coast Beach Care Groups have been formed to preserve beaches from Paradise Point in the North to Rainbow Bay in the South. They organise beach care activities on a regular basis and are always looking for new members. City also forms new groups on a regular basis.

For further information contact:

BeachCare Coordinator
Tegan Croft
Phone: 07 5552 8829
Email: t.croft@griffith.edu.au

View the BeachCare calendar of events for more information.


Coastcare

If you would like to get involved in coastal management activities, the Federal Government's Landcare grant scheme supports community groups.

Funding has been made available for various coastal projects including the protection of sea turtle nesting sites, construction of interpretive trails for coastal areas and the monitoring of seadragon, grey nurse shark and seagrass populations.

The City encourages local groups to submit proposals for Landcare grants and assist with in-kind support, technical information and the completion of applications.

For more information, email  enquiries@landcareaustralia.com.au.

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