Education and engagement
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We are committed to educating and engaging others in helping to look after the coast.
Our Great Ocean Road Coast News e-newsletter is produced monthly to keep people regularly informed about what's happening along our coast in relation to our work, our volunteer groups and partners, events, issues and other topics.
We have a blog which explores a range of news and stories related to the local coast and we also produce a range of other publications - including fact sheets, various reports and plans, - and issue media releases to communicate major news and key initiatives to the broader community.
GORCC recognises educating others in the protection and enhancement of our precious coastal environment is imperative if we are to ensure it is preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. In response, we:
- Offer a free Education Activities Program for schools and groups
- Run a Coast Guardians Program which involves the ongoing conservation of coastal sites by four local schools,
- Run free educational activities over summer.
- Have a range of fun, free, downloadable educational activities on our website
- Organise environmental education 'stands' at local events such as the ANGAIR Wildflower Show, the Bell Street Festival and the Torquay Nightjar Markets.
In 2014 a new campaign to change beachgoer behaviour in threatened, Hooded Plover breeding zones was launched by GORCC on the Surf Coast with the support of other partners.The Save the Hoodie campaign encourages everyone to give Hoodies some space by keeping themseleves and their dogs well away from Hoodie nests. Visit www.savethehoodie.com.au to find out more.