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Coastal action continues with Summer by the Sea

COASTCARE’S 2017 Summer by the Sea program began on January 2 and continues for another few weeks, with lots of free activities giving Victorians the chance to learn more about the coastal environment on their doorstep, while having fun at the same time. The program is run right across Victoria’s coastline. Here is what is scheduled for a beach near you over the next couple of weeks:

January 11

Coastal Wildlife Display, Inverloch: 10am – 4pm. Drop in to discover some of the wildlife that lives along our coast, including some live snakes and lizards, at the Bunurong Environment Centre, Ramsay Boulevard. No booking necessary. Enquiries 5674 3738

Geology Rocks, Walkerville: 3 – 5pm. Join a recognised authority on local geology and take a close look at amazing rock formations along the Walkerville coastline including faults, fossil limestone and greenstone. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0447 352 619.

January 12

Rockpool Ramble, Inverloch: 5 – 6.30pm. Be amazed at what lives on our rocky shores. Free activity, bookings essential, location given upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au Enquiries 0434 145 816

January 14

Estuaries Unmasked: Wreck Creek Inverloch 10.30 – 12.30pm. Ever wondered what lives below and above the Wreck Creek surface? Witness an electrofishing demonstration, and learn more about the creek and its wildlife. Free activity includes barbeque, bookings essential, location given upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au Enquiries 0429 842 142

January 17

Rockpool Ramble, Walkerville. 10 – 11.30am. What curious creatures make the rockpools their home? Discover the amazing diversity in our intertidal zone. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0447 352 619.

January 18

Dinosaur Discovery, Inverloch. 10am-12pm. Come and learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the Bass Coast area and help find some fossils. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0447 352 619.

January 19

Rockpool Ramble, Inverloch: 11am – 12.30pm. Be amazed at what lives on our rocky shores. Free activity, bookings essential, location given upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au Enquiries 0434 145 816.

Geology Rocks, Walkerville: 10am – 12pm. Join a recognised authority on local geology and take a close look at amazing rock formations along the Walkerville coastline, including faults, fossil limestone and greenstone. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0447 352 619.

Seagrass Safari, Yanakie: 10 – 11.30am. Be amazed at how much life there is in the seagrass. Grab a dipnet and learn together. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0429 842 142.

Beachcombing and Rockpool Ramble Waratah Bay. 1.30 – 3pm. What has the sea washed up today? Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach with our visiting naturalist, then discover the surprising diversity in the intertidal zone. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0429 842 142.

January 20

Beachcombing Walk. Join us for a walk across the estuary looking at birds and coastal vegetation then onto the 90-Mile Beach to see what washed up with the last tide. Free activity, bookings essential, location provided upon booking: summerbythesea.vic.gov.au. Enquiries 0429 842 142.

Secrets from the Sea – Touch Table and Coastkids activities, Port Albert 1 – 2.30pm. Join us on the foreshore. Learn some amazing facts about life in our inlets and join in some fun activities. No need to book. Enquiries 0429 842 142.

January 21

Secrets from the Sea – Touch Table and Coastkids activities, Port Welshpool 11am – 2pm. Join us on the foreshore near the ferry terminal. Learn some amazing facts about life in our inlets and join in some fun activities. No need to book. Enquiries 0429 842 142.

Many more activities are available at other locations right along the Victorian coast.

Check out www.delwp.vic.gov.au/coastcare or the Summer by the Sea Facebook page.

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