An award-winning program for community groups, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools

CoastEd provides opportunity to learn about our coastal areas from qualified, award-winning environmental scientists and industry professionals. In addition to curriculum-based sessions, students can take part in hands-on activities and primary data collection through dune planting, wildlife identification and beach health surveys. Sessions are also available to the wider community such as scout groups, Probus clubs and childcare centres. The CoastEd program seeks to provide valuable information and resources to schools and the community as well as increase awareness and participation in coastal management.

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CoastEd sessions


CoastEd session topics can include:

  • Managing our coastline
  • Coastal processes
  • Climate change
  • Monetary value and health of beaches
  • Cyclones and Storm tides
  • Tourism and development on beaches
  • Mangroves, rocky shores and dunes.

Beyond the classroom

CoastEd sessions can be held in the classroom, at Griffith University, a local library, community centre or at the beach. Sessions can include surveys, flora and fauna identification techniques, educational team building games and primary data collection.


We have a limited number of complimentary sessions available for Gold Coast schools. Complimentary sessions are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one per Gold Coast school. Other schools are still able to book sessions but will be charged a minimal service fee to cover logistics and facilitation.

For further information, email or call (07) 5552 8823.

CoastEd people


Our teaching team comprises experienced coastal engineers and marine biologists with many years of experience in community engagement and environmental education. Our teaching team members include:

CoastEd volunteers

We have a number of dedicated volunteers who help us develop educational resources and deliver the most successful coastal education program on the Gold Coast. If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to gain experience in hands-on, high-quality and interactive environmental education, we’d love to hear from you. Many past volunteers have managed to land  their dream jobs due to their volunteering experience with CoastEd!

Connect with us

If you’d like more details on CoastEd, call (07) 5552 8823 or email