Summer by the Sea 2023 Videos now available and accessible with multilingual captions!

We hope you’re enjoying our Summer by the Sea: Coastal Connections program for 2023!

Check-out our last few in-person activities via the What’s on page.

 

Videos – captioned and multilingual recordings available now!

Come along and learn about a whole host of topics from RAMSAR sites and migratory shorebirds to the mangroves of the Bass Coast.

Videos are captioned in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese.

 

Marine Litter

 

Nelson Coastcare: RAMSAR site and migratory shorebirds

Beneath the waves of Bunurong Marine National Park

 

Bass Coast Mangroves

 

Marine mammal diversity research in Victoria

Live Online Events – captioned recordings available now!

Expert volunteers and subject matter specialists will take you on a deep dive along Victoria’s coast with live presentations, giving you a chance to ask your questions!

Live online events will be recorded and available later in our program if you can’t make it at the time (though you’ll miss the Q&As). Watch this space as more recordings become available!

There’s still a chance to register for the last live online events! Register to book now via the What’s on page (numbers are capped to allow for good viewing speeds).

 

The genetic ecology of Great White Sharks

Panel on ways to help the coast

Coastcare Victoria announcement: Summer By The Sea 2023 has arrived!

The Summer By The Sea program for 2023 is now live! This year’s theme is ‘Coastal Connections’, focusing on the relationship between our coastal environment and the passionate people who care for these beautiful places.

Summer by the Sea is an annual program delivered by Coastcare Victoria with the support of providers including government agencies, local experts, and volunteer groups. The program involves a range of in-person and online events, allowing everyone to connect with the coast, wherever they are across the state.

Summer By The Sea will be running between 4 January and 5 February 2023, aligning with the school holiday period. The 2023 program is designed to be inclusive of all ages, with some highlights being:

  • Guided coastal walks with educational and subject matter experts along the coast from Narrawong to Walkerville
  • Guided rockpool tours and dinosaur discoveries
  • Accessible experiences including disabled snorkelling, and educational beach access walks
  • Live online events covering topics such as great white shark ecology, places to go snorkelling this summer, a panel on ways to help the coast, and more.
  • Videos covering a whole host of topics from marine mammal diversity research to Bass Coast mangroves

All in-person and online events are free, but bookings are essential. For more information and a full program of activities, visit the What’s On page and follow the Eventbrite prompts!

2022 Summer by the Sea: higlights

2022 Program Highlights

Although our face to face and live activities have now finished for Summer by the Sea 2022 ‘Coast to Home’ you can still connect to the coast from wherever you are.

CAMPAIGNS – Challenge Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of our challenges. Thank you to all our entrants who shared some fantastic creations, it was extremely hard to pick our favourites.

Amateur Naturalist Challenge – Stewart Andrews, Planet Flinders

Sand Sculpture Challenge – Nina, Blob City

Photo Challenge: Connecting with the Coast – Katie Emond, oncoming storm at Barwon Bluff

Photo Challenge: Creatures of the Coast – Myra Kelly, Common Hermit Crab Paguristes frontalis

Photo Challenge: Coastal Colours – Casey Watson, colourful seaweed at Ocean Grove dog beach

VIDEOS – accessible listing

Please continue to enjoy our videos which will be here until the end of March before moving to the Coastcare Victoria website, and remain on the official DELWP YouTube Channel.

Videos include closed captions in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese.

TopicPresenter
Planet Flinders - Winner of 2022 Amateur Naturalist ChallengeStewart Andrews
Beneath the Waves at Ricketts PointJack Breedon, Meet me Underwater
Beach Combing for Plastic - What is it and Where's it from?Colleen Hughson, First Ladies Productions
Volunteering for Threatened FloraNaomi Wells, Bellarine Catchment Network
Marine and Coastal Habitat Ecology and InterpretationMike Cleeland, Bunurong Coast Education
Turning the Tide with Marine Mammal ConservationDr Kate Robb and Matt Montemurro, Marine Mammal Foundation
Balcombe Estuary Eel MigrationBalcombe Estuary Reserves Group

TALKS – accessible listing

Please continue to enjoy our talks which will be here until the end of March before moving to the Coastcare Victoria website.

TopicPresenter
Marine Megafauna of Melbourne's PastBen Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
The Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne's PastBen Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
The Blue Whale StudyDr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.
Frogs: their Future, our FutureChristina Renowden, Leap Into Nature
Blue Justice and Seaweed - Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industryZoe Brittain

Getting involved with Coastcare

Did you enjoy learning about our amazing coast? Do you want to help keeping it beautiful and healthy? Do you want to meet like-minded people in your area?

Then joining one of the many Coastcare groups dotted all along the Victorian coastline might just be the thing for you!!!

Hundreds of groups work together to look after our coastline. Be it through collecting rubbish, weeding, planting new habitat or protecting shore birds like the Hooded Plover, there are many ways you could help. All groups are always happy for an extra set of hands – and there are jobs for all ages and abilities!

To find marine and coastal volunteering opportunities near you visit Coastcare Victoria’s website.