Unleash your inner marine biologist or coastal engineer these school holidays

As part of our coastal education program CoastEd, we offer a range of hands-on school holiday programs designed to inform and inspire. Run by our experts and in conjunction with the City of Gold Coast, the interactive programs are a great way to discover what it’s like to be a marine biologist and help protect the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches. For more information, phone 07 5552 8823 or email coasted@griffith.edu.au

Bookings

Interested in a school holiday CoastEd experience?

Community Coastal Tour

When: Friday 28 September 2018

Where: Main Beach to Point Danger

The Griffith Centre for Coastal Management will offer a guided bus tour for locals to significant historical coastal spots along the Gold Coast. The interactive tour will run for approximately 4.5 hours and include a number of stops along the entire stretch of the coast. Morning tea will be provided.

Limited spaces available. Bookings required. $10 per person.

Marine Biologist Field Day (Mangroves, Marine Wildlife and research)

When: Wednesday 26 September 2018

Where: Paradise Point

Be a marine biologist for a day and learn what is involved in their day-to-day job! Ask our in-house marine biologist questions about our mini marine life and mangroves, learn to dig a turtle nest and investigate micro organisms under a microscope!

Suitable for ages 7 years and over. Limited spaces available. Bookings required. $7.50 per child.

School holiday program flyer

Marine Biologist Field Day (Rocky shores and Dunes)

When: Friday 3 October 2018

Where: Burleigh Heads

Be a marine biologist for a day and learn what is involved in their day-to-day job! Learn about some of the unusual wildlife amongst the rocky shores and identify some of our wildest coastal plants!

Suitable for ages 7 and over. Bookings required. Limited spaces available. $7.50 per participant

Coastal Bike Challenge Southern Gold Coast

When: TBC

Where: Tugun, Southern Gold Coast

Get on your bike (or on the back of one!) and join us on our coastal treasure hunt. Solve puzzles and riddles on the way for prizes. Learn about our coastal features and the work that is being done to protect our coastline.

All ages. Bookings required. $5 per adult/ $2 per child/ Free for kids under 5.

BEACH ART ROOM

When: Every 4th Monday of each month

Where: 11th Avenue Creative, Palm Beach Library

Turn trash into treasure by creating art from marine litter collected from the Gold Coast beaches. Have some fun with zero environmental impact! Limited spaces available. No bookings required. Free event.

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Coastal Bike Challenge Northern Gold Coast

When: TBC

Where: Main Beach, Northern Gold Coast

Get on your bike (or on the back of one!) and join us on our coastal treasure hunt. Solve puzzles and riddles on the way for prizes. Learn about our coastal features and the work that is being done to protect our coastline.

All ages. Bookings required. $5 per adult/ $2 per child/ Free for kids under 5.

Burleigh Headland Walk and Talk

When: Friday 26 October 2018

Where: Burleigh Heads

Join us on an interpretive walk though Burleigh Headland National park and learn some of the history, ecology and management of the area. A must for locals who would like to learn more about their local area.

Limited spaces available. Bookings required. $5 per person

Coastal education

Learn more about our coastal education program CoastEd