CoastEd is a community and school based coastal education program that provides the opportunity for Gold Coast community groups, schools and kindergartens to learn about the coastal zone. Primary and Secondary school sessions are matched to the Australian Curriculum and accompanied with optional curriculum based worksheets tailored to the level of the participants.
What CoastEd offers
We offer free and subsidised education sessions covering a wide range of topics that relate to the Gold Coast coastal zone. Our interactive sessions and hands-on activities can be booked for 30 or 60 minutes. There are options to extend your session or add additional programs for a small cost. All sessions are facilitated by experts in the field of coastal management, marine science and environmental education.
Sessions can be undertaken at your school, a community hall, mangroves, rocky shores on a local beach or at Griffith University. Sessions can include surveys, flora and fauna identification techniques and primary data collection.
What costs are involved?
There are a limited number of complimentary sessions available for Gold Coast based schools, other schools are still able to book sessions however will be charged a minimal service fee to cover logistics and facilitation. Complimentary sessions are provided on a first come first served basis and limited to one per Gold Coast school.
For further information please email CoastEd Coordinator Maggie Muurmans or telephone on (07) 555 28823.
- Coastal Plant Pocket Guide, Gold Coast Region
- Coastal Plant Pocket Guide, Western Australia
- Coastal Plant Poster
- Rocky Shore Pocket Guide, The Gold Coast
- Our Coast Information Sheet Series
- Teacher Pack Prep - Yr12: Coastal Management and Engineering
- Teacher Pack Prep - Yr12: Coastal Ecology
- Teacher Pack Prep - Yr12: Coastal Tourism and Recreation
- Maggie Muurmans
- Daniel Ware
- James Gullison
- Laura Griffiths
- Sienna Harris (Brisbane region)
- Kylie Moses (Sunshine Coast region)
News and Events
Thursday 15 December : Beach Treasure hunt, Broadbeach
Friday 16 December: Beach Treasure hunt, Burleigh
Thursday 22 December: Xmas Sand art and Play, Broadwater parklands
Friday 23 December: Xmas Sand art and Play: Palm Beach Parklands
Thursday 5 January: Marine Biologist field day (Mangroves and Beach), Palm Beach/Currumbin
Friday 6 January: Marine Biologist field day (Rocky shores and Dunes), Burleigh
Thursday 12 January: Dog walk and talk, The Spit
Friday 13 January: Burleigh Headland walk and talk, Burleigh
Thursday 19 January: Coastal Bike Challenge (North), Main Beach
Friday 20 January: Coastal Bike Challenge (South), Tugun
For more information or to book; please contact email@example.com or 55528823