Keep the Summer vibes going!

Summer by the Sea officially wrapped up on Sunday 24 January, but due to popular demand, we’ve decided to make the entire Summer by the Sea program available online until Sunday 28 February.

It’s a great opportunity to check out the whole program and catch up on an activity you may have missed, or have another look at something you found interesting and enjoyable during January!

In addition to making all of our activities and videos available, we’ve also added Hindi to our list of transcripts and captions. Other languages available include English, Punjabi, Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

We thoroughly enjoyed putting together the 2021 program and hope you learned something new about our amazing marine and coastal environments.

Imagine and create!

Visit the Imagine and create page for a whole stack of fun activities including colouring books, puzzles, crafts, fact sheets, journals and more!

More people can join in on Summer by the Sea 2021!

We are very excited to share that the 2021 Summer by the Sea program is more inclusive and accessible than ever! This year’s online format has given us the unique opportunity to engage with even more of you! Now those that live further inland, are hard of hearing or come from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background can get involved.

All 6 podcasts come with an English transcript. All 11 videos have English closed captions and transcripts and are translated into the following languages:

  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi

This means more of you than ever can get involved and get excited about our beautiful marine and coastal environments in Victoria!

Safety and Wellbeing during Summer by the Sea 2021

Summer in 2021 looks a bit different. Now more than ever, it’s vital that Victorians keep safe! So when you’re out and about listening to a podcast, or perhaps trying your hand at rockpooling after watching a video, or even playing beach bingo, make sure you do it safely!

This means always checking the tides, being aware of your surroundings, making sure you slip, slop and slap, wear appropriate footwear, bring a drink and snacks and always stay up to date with Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes the need for physical distancing, personal protective equipment and good hygiene. For up-to-date health information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Make sure you’re safe around water while you’re out enjoying our beautiful coast this Summer! Active adult supervision of children is essential to reduce the risk of drowning. For toddlers, this always means having an adult within arm’s reach when they are in or around water. Unexpected changes can trouble even the best swimmers. Know the conditions. Know your limits.

Summer by the Sea 2021 program

Welcome to Summer by the Sea 2021!

Connect to the coast from wherever you are when Summer by the Sea goes online in 2021.

The annual program will deliver a suite of presentations and activities online between 2 and 24 January 2021.

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

Summer by the Sea 2021 program

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

LIVE EVENTS

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 for live events here

VIDEOS

Come along and learn about a whole host of topics from Rockpool Rambles to what you can do at home to head Toward Zero Waste.

Videos will be presented with captions in English and several languages other than English. With videos being posted every week, there’s something for everyone!

PODCASTS

Pop your headphones in and enjoy a stroll along the beach while listening to some super informative and fun podcasts!

ONLINE RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

For those rainy days, check out our collection of resources and activities! There are colouring books, puzzles, crafts, fact sheets, journals and more!

 

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.