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.
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
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.
|Planet Flinders - Winner of 2022 Amateur Naturalist Challenge||Stewart Andrews|
|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 and Coastal Habitat Ecology and 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|
Please continue to enjoy our talks which will be here until the end of March before moving to the Coastcare Victoria website.
|Marine Megafauna of Melbourne's Past||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|The Radical Land Megafauna of Melbourne's Past||Ben Francischelli, Port Phillip Ecocentre|
|The Blue Whale Study||Dr Pete Gill, Blue Whale Study Inc.|
|Frogs: their Future, our Future||Christina Renowden, Leap Into Nature|
|Blue Justice and Seaweed - Sustainability and Indigenous rights in the developing Australasian seaweed industry||Zoe Brittain|
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.