Enhancing education about coastal management
We have compiled a range of information sheets, teacher packs and pocket guides that can be used to complement our CoastEd sessions.
These resources are also useful for anyone wanting to learn more about various aspects of coastal management.
Discovering our coast
These information sheets take you on a seaside journey of our treasured natural coastal environments. Learn about mangroves, seagrasses, dunes, dugongs and more.
- Beach Erosion: Coastal Processes on the Gold Coast (PDF 410kb)
- Currumbin Creek Coastal Processes (PDF 404kb)
- Cyclones (PDF 631kb)
- Dugongs (PDF 494kb)
- Dunes of the Gold Coast (PDF 483kb)
- East Australian Current (PDF 445kb)
- Gold Coast Seaway: A Marine Lover's Paradise (PDF 432kb)
- Gold Coast Beach Culture (PDF 476kb)
- History of Coastal Storms on the Gold Coast (PDF 655kb)
- Longshore Drift: Coastal Processes on the Gold Coast (PDF 773kb)
- Mangroves of the Gold Coast (PDF 339kb)
- Narrowneck Artificial Reef Ecology (PDF 361kb)
- Palm Beach Reef (PDF 449kb)
- Reefs of the Gold Coast (PDF 419kb)
- Rocky Shores of the Gold Coast (PDF 546kb)
- Sandy Beach Ecology: The Hidden World (PDF 410kb)
- Sea Turtles of the Gold Coast (PDF 270kb)
- Sea Grass of the Gold Coast (PDF 528kb)
- South Stradbroke Island: Beach Ecology and Management (PDF 372kb)
- Storm Surges (PDF 326kb)
- Tidal Exchange on the Gold Coast (PDF 529kb)
- Tsunamis (PDF 350kb)
Caring for our coast
Learn about the many different ways our precious coastline is managed. This information sheet series details specific projects and highlights key coastal processes that shape our coastline.
- BeachCare and CoastEd (PDF 524kb)
- Coastal Monitoring (PDF 495kb)
- Coastal Monitoring: Shoreline Position (PDF 647kb)
- Currumbin Creek Dredging (PDF 268kb)
- Delft Report: Key Recommendations (PDF 327kb)
- Gold Coast Beach Nourishment (PDF 463kb)
- Gold Coast Seaway (PDF 236kb)
- Looking After Our Dunes (PDF 613kb)
- Narrowneck Artificial Reef: Construction (PDF 474kb)
- Northern Gold Coast Beach Protection Strategy: Improving Beach Width (PDF 519kb)
- Northern Gold Coast Beach Protection Strategy: Recreational Benefits (PDF 360kb)
- Tallebudgera Creek Dredging (PDF 270kb)
- Wave Break Island (PDF 483kb)
- Field Investigations on Gold Coast Beaches(PDF 260kb)
- Who Manages Our Coast? (PDF 527kb)
- Coastal Observation Program-Engineering (COPE) PDF(415kb)
- Training Walls PDF(323kb)
- How the community value Gold Coast beaches PDF(228kb)
- Sand excavation PDF(312kb)
- The economic value of surfing on the Gold Coast PDF(238kb)
- The value of beach recreation on the Gold Coast PDF(366kb)
In these packs, teachers can find a range of ideas, activities, resources and lesson plans, designed to engage Gold Coast students on coastal management, ecology and tourism. Resources are created for targeted year groups and include clear curriculum links.
Coastal Recreation and Tourism
Resources in this pack allow students to discover the social and economic value of Gold Coast beaches. With a seemingly endless summer and coastline spanning nearly 50 km, beaches are our city’s playground, with millions flocking here each year to enjoy the surf, sun and waves. Every year the City of Gold Coast invests in the management of our beaches and foreshores. This investment, in addition to the global reputation and marketing of the Gold Coast and it’s beaches as a top tourist destination, highlights the significant social and economic value of the beaches.
Coastal Plant Pocket Guide—Gold Coast region
This booklet was published to help increase community awareness of some of the Gold Coast’s common plants growing on the coastal strip.
CoastEd and the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management developed the guide, in partnership with the City of Gold Coast.
Coastal Plant Pocket Guide—Western Australia
This pictorial pocket field guide helps identify and understand biodiversity and the importance of Coastal environment ecosystems in Western Australia. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management produced the guide in collaboration with the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and Griffith University.
Rocky Shore Pocket Guide—Gold Coast
The booklet was published to help demonstrate the importance of local rocky shore environments and their biodiversity, following research studies conducted on the Gold Coast. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management produced the guide in collaboration with Ocean Connect Incorporated and Griffith University.