Community education

Community education

Other programs

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee supports other programs and events throughout the year to raise environmental awareness throughout the community. Education is an important aspect of coastal conservation and through the environmental education program, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has seen improvements in beachgoer behaviour and attitudes towards coastal protection.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee offers free environmental activities across the coast throughout summer and selected school holidays and long weekends. These programs are exclusive to the guests staying at the Anglesea Family, Lorne and Torquay Foreshore Caravan Parks to help foster holiday maker’s connection with the coast when they visit. With activities including rockpool rambles, stargazing, biodiversity trailer, nature craft activities, guided walks and much more, come stay, play and learn about the coast with us.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is available for markets and stalls to help promote environmental stewardship at events. Our education and conservation stall and biodiversity trailer has a lot of interactive and informative activities to promote the importance of environmental stewardship while educating the public about the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing the natural assets along the coast.

If you would like the GORCC education team to attend your upcoming event, please contact us at education@gorcc.com.au.

Past events our education and conservation teams have attended include:

  • ANGAIR Wildflower and Arts Weekend, Anglesea
  • KAOS (Kids Adventure Outdoors), Anglesea
  • NightJar Festival, Torquay
  • Warralily Market, Armstrong Creek
  • Lorne Foreshore Market
  • Plover Appreciation Day
  • Seal the Loop Day
  • Lorne Sculpture Biennale
  • Surf Coast Kite Festival

Find us at the following upcoming events in 2020:

  • 9 January: NightJar Festival, Torquay 
  • 1 March: Clean-up Australia Day
  • 6 June: Lorne Foreshore Market
  • September (date TBC): ANGAIR Art and Wildflower Show
  • October (date TBC): Kite Festival
  • October (date TBC): Lorne Sculpture Biennale

As a small organisation with a big job to do, we simply can’t do it alone. Volunteers are the backbone of GORCC’s ongoing conservation work and with more than a dozen active volunteer groups on the coast, there’s sure to be one near you. Each group focuses on a specific coastal area and works closely with land managers to ensure the preservation of the natural environment. Find out how you can get involved with a volunteer group near you.