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
The program below is available in PDF and Word in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Vietnamese:
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.
|Monday 3 January||Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Shoreline Secrets||Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation; Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Warrnambool|
|Tuesday 4 January||Shoreline Secrets||Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Marengo|
|Wednesday 5 January||Hooded Plover Walk||Alison Oates & Phillip Island Nature Parks||Cape Woolamai|
|Thursday 6 January||CANCELLED Shoreline Secrets||Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Peterborough|
|Friday 7 January||CANCELLED|
Coastal Dynamics of Inverloch Surf Beach
|Alison Oates & Dave Sutton||Inverloch|
|Monday 10 January||Shoreline Secrets||Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Killarney|
|Tuesday 11 January||CANCELLED |
|Charlotte Williamson, Werribee River Association||Werribee South|
|Tuesday 11 January||Beach Discovery Walk||Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre-Victorian Fisheries Authority||Queenscliff|
|Tuesday 11 January||Shoreline Secrets||Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Painkalac Creek, Aireys Inlet|
|Wednesday 12 January||Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Fisher’s Wetland Birdlife and Adjacent Saltmarsh Walk||Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation; Alison Oates & Penny Manning||Newhaven|
|Friday 14 January||Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Nocturnal Ramble||Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation; Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife Unlimited||Eagle Point|
|Friday 14 January||CANCELLED Wetland Walk||Jane Petch, Melbourne Water & Friends of Edithvale Wetlands||Edithvale|
|Saturday 15 January||CANCELLED Frogs in the Wild!||Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife Unlimited||Bairnsdale|
|Wednesday 19 January||CANCELLED Wetland Walk||Jane Petch, Melbourne Water & Friends of Edithvale Wetlands||Edithvale|
|Wednesday 19 January||Shoreline Secrets||Marg O’Toole, Habitat Connections||Port Fairy|
|Wednesday 19 January||CANCELLED|
Hooded Plover Walk
|Alison Oates & Phillip Island Nature Parks||Cape Woolamai|
|Thursday 20 January||Coastal Dynamics of Inverloch Surf Beach||Alison Oates & Dave Sutton||Inverloch|
|Friday 21 January||Nocturnal Ramble||Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife Unlimited||Red Bluff, Lake Tyers|
|Friday 21 January||Wetland Walk||Charlotte Williamson, Werribee River Association||Point Cook|
|Friday 21 January||Beach Discovery Walk||Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre-Victorian Fisheries Authority||Queenscliff|
|Saturday 22 January||Breakfast with Birds||Kirstin Sennens & Laura Owen, Wildlife Unlimited||Lake Tyers|
|Monday 24 January||Wetland Walk||Charlotte Williamson, Werribee River Association||Point Cook|
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 & Time||Facilitator & Region|
|Wednesday 19 January 14:00 – 15:30||Tracey Miller-Armstrong, South Gippsland Region|
|Thursday 20 January 10:00 – 11:00||Ellie Morrow, Port Phillip & Westernport Region|
|Thursday 20 January 14:00 – 15:30||Bethany Hunting, East Gippsland Region|
|Friday 21 January 16:00 – 17:00||Adam Taylor, Far Western Region|
|Monday 24 January 11:00 – 12:00||Madi Cassie, Bellarine & Surfcoast Region|
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).
|Wednesday 5 January||CANCELLED |
Eel migration and Sea Country, what it means to us
|Dennis Rose and Chris Saunders|
|Friday 7 January||Marine Megafauna of Melbourne’s Past – part 1||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|Thursday 13 January||The Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne’s Past – part 2||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|Tuesday 18 January||The Blue Whale Study||Dr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.|
|Wednesday 19 January||Frogs: Their Future, Our Future||Christina Renowden, Leap Into Nature|
|Friday 21 January||CANCELLED|
Great Pelican Count
|Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia|
|Tuesday 25 January||NEW DATE: Blue Justice and Seaweed-Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industry||Zoe Brittain|
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!
|Beneath the Waves at Ricketts Point||Jack Breedon, Meet me Underwater|
|Beach Combing for Plastic – What is it and Where’s it from?||Colleen Hughson, First Ladies Productions|
|Volunteering for Threatened Flora||Naomi Wells, Bellarine Catchment Network|
|Marine & Coastal Habitat Ecology & Interpretation||Mike Cleeland, Bunurong Coast Education|
|Turning the Tide with Marine Mammal Conservation||Dr Kate Robb and Matt Montemurro, Marine Mammal Foundation|
|Balcombe Estuary Eel Migration||Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group|
|Amateur Naturalist Video Challenge Winner|
Amateur Naturalist Challenge – closes 10 January 5 pm
Sand Sculpture Challenge 3 – 25 January
Photo Challenge 3 – 25 January