Coast guardians program
'Coast Guardians' will see 4 schools take ownership of the rehabilitation and conservation of 4 sites along the coast between Torquay and Lorne over the next 2-5 years.
The program is additional to GORCC's general Environmental Education Activities Program and is provided free of charge to the schools involved.
On ground activities such as weeding, planting and erosion prevention are integrated with theory based learning covering a range of conservation topics.
Students involved range from years 7-10. The activities the students are undertaking will increase awareness of environmental issues and encourage social responsibility and environmental stewardship and it is hoped that participants will be able to walk along that section of coast in years to come and see the results of their hard work.
The program is also aimed at fostering partnerships between the schools, GORCC and local environmental volunteer groups.
Schools involved are: (Click each link to go to more information about each school's site and their progress so far)
Geelong Lutheran College
Whites Gap, Torquay.
Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12
Queens Park/Teddys Lookout, Lorne.
Northern Bay P-12 College
Surf Coast Secondary College
Spring Creek, play ground near Whites Gap and Cosy corner/Point Danger area.