Summer by the Sea 2022 program – accessible, multilingual and printable

Welcome to Summer by the Sea 2022!

Connect to the coast from wherever you are you are in the state with Summer by the Sea ‘Coast to Home’ in 2022.

The annual program will deliver a suite of walks, facilitator listening posts, videos and online live events and campaigns between 3 and 25 January 2022.

The month-long program offers a variety of free activities exploring the rich and diverse natural and cultural values of Victoria’s coastal and marine environments.

Bookings via the What’s on page

Summer by the Sea 2022 program – downloadable and multilingual

The program below is available in PDF and Word in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese:

COASTAL WALKS – accessible listing

Enjoy an educational coastal walk with educational and subject matter experts. These walks will be popular and are capped so bookings are essential. Please note: pets cannot come to walks.

DateTitlePresenterPlace
Monday 3 JanuaryWelcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Shoreline SecretsEastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation; Marg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsWarrnambool
Tuesday 4 JanuaryShoreline SecretsMarg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsMarengo
Wednesday 5 JanuaryHooded Plover WalkAlison Oates & Phillip Island Nature ParksCape Woolamai
Thursday 6 JanuaryCANCELLED Shoreline SecretsMarg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsPeterborough
Friday 7 JanuaryCANCELLED
Coastal Dynamics of Inverloch Surf Beach
Alison Oates & Dave SuttonInverloch
Monday 10 JanuaryShoreline SecretsMarg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsKillarney
Tuesday 11 JanuaryCANCELLED
Coastal Walk
Charlotte Williamson, Werribee River AssociationWerribee South
Tuesday 11 JanuaryBeach Discovery WalkMarine and Freshwater Discovery Centre-Victorian Fisheries AuthorityQueenscliff
Tuesday 11 JanuaryShoreline SecretsMarg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsPainkalac Creek, Aireys Inlet
Wednesday 12 JanuaryWelcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Fisher’s Wetland Birdlife and Adjacent Saltmarsh WalkBunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation; Alison Oates & Penny ManningNewhaven
Friday 14 JanuaryWelcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Nocturnal RambleGunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation; Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife UnlimitedEagle Point
Friday 14 JanuaryCANCELLED Wetland WalkJane Petch, Melbourne Water & Friends of Edithvale Wetlands Edithvale
Saturday 15 JanuaryCANCELLED Frogs in the Wild!Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife UnlimitedBairnsdale
Wednesday 19 JanuaryCANCELLED Wetland WalkJane Petch, Melbourne Water & Friends of Edithvale WetlandsEdithvale
Wednesday 19 JanuaryShoreline SecretsMarg O’Toole, Habitat ConnectionsPort Fairy
Wednesday 19 JanuaryCANCELLED
Hooded Plover Walk
Alison Oates & Phillip Island Nature ParksCape Woolamai
Thursday 20 JanuaryCoastal Dynamics of Inverloch Surf BeachAlison Oates & Dave Sutton Inverloch
Friday 21 JanuaryNocturnal RambleKirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife UnlimitedRed Bluff, Lake Tyers
Friday 21 JanuaryWetland WalkCharlotte Williamson, Werribee River AssociationPoint Cook
Friday 21 JanuaryBeach Discovery WalkMarine and Freshwater Discovery Centre-Victorian Fisheries AuthorityQueenscliff
Saturday 22 JanuaryBreakfast with BirdsKirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife UnlimitedLake Tyers
Monday 24 January Wetland WalkCharlotte Williamson, Werribee River AssociationPoint Cook

ONLINE FACILITATOR LISTENING POSTS – accessible listing

Come and say hi to your friendly regional Coastcare Victoria Facilitator who will each be on hand at a coastal place or regional event. Learn more about what Coastcare Victoria does, the support we provide to volunteers across the state and chat shop. These events have moved online, please register for booking link.

Date & TimeFacilitator & Region
Wednesday 19 January 14:00 – 15:30Tracey Miller-Armstrong, South Gippsland Region
Thursday 20 January 10:00 – 11:00Ellie Morrow, Port Phillip & Westernport Region
Thursday 20 January 14:00 – 15:30Bethany Hunting, East Gippsland Region
Friday 21 January 16:00 – 17:00Adam Taylor, Far Western Region
Monday 24 January 11:00 – 12:00Madi Cassie, Bellarine & Surfcoast Region

LIVE ONLINE EVENTS – accessible listing

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

Register to book (capped number to allow for good viewing speeds) – content 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).

DateTopicPresenter
Wednesday 5 JanuaryCANCELLED
Eel migration and Sea Country, what it means to us
Dennis Rose and Chris Saunders
Friday 7 JanuaryMarine Megafauna of Melbourne’s Past – part 1Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
Thursday 13 JanuaryThe Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne’s Past – part 2Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre
Tuesday 18 JanuaryThe Blue Whale StudyDr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.
Wednesday 19 JanuaryFrogs: Their Future, Our FutureChristina Renowden, Leap Into Nature
Friday 21 JanuaryCANCELLED
Great Pelican Count
Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia
Tuesday 25 JanuaryNEW DATE: Blue Justice and Seaweed-Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industryZoe Brittain

 

VIDEOS – accessible listing

Come along and learn about a whole host of topics from Marine and Coastal Habitat Ecology to Volunteering for Threatened Flora.

Videos will be presented with captions in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese. With videos highlighted every week, there’s something for everyone!

TopicPresenter
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 & Coastal Habitat Ecology & 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
Amateur Naturalist Video Challenge Winner

 

CAMPAIGNS – accessible listing

Amateur Naturalist Challenge – closes 10 January 5 pm

Sand Sculpture Challenge 3 – 25 January

Photo Challenge 3 – 25 January

 

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