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Environment education

The City of Gold Coast supports a range of environment related education programs and services. Some involve school visits and links to school curriculum. Our current programs are listed here below.

Coastal community engagement programs

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

Botanic Gardens Education Program

This program provides interactive outdoor learning opportunities for primary school children to enhance their classroom learning. The program features a number of different lessons linked to the Australian curriculum relating to conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and indigenous perspectives. It is free for class sizes of between 25 and 30 students (with teacher supervision). For further information, contact the Gardens Education Officer on 0400 048 006.

Community Planting Program

The Community Planting Program encourages schools, organisations, corporate and community groups to actively participate in native tree planting at various locations across the Gold Coast.

Energy education

The City has designed and funded a purpose-built energy education trailer to visit schools, enabling middle school students (grades 5 to 9) to explore renewable energy and energy conservation through interactive displays, hands-on activities and classroom presentations.

Koala Conservation Education

An opportunity for local school students to develop their knowledge and understanding of koalas and their habitat.

NaturallyGC program

Free and low cost nature based workshops and activities running throughout the year to explore, understand and make the most of our unique natural environments across the Gold Coast.

Platypus Watch

Involves members of the community undertaking platypus surveys, promoting and recording platypus sightings and assessing platypus habitats.

Seagrass Watch

Enables the community to participate in seagrass monitoring and research.


A comprehensive water use education program providing resources and assistance for schools, businesses, homes and gardens, raising awareness and developing practical water saving skills.


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