Great Lakes Council supports a number of marine education initiatives, such as:
Project Aware on the Coast - this course was originally developed by Pittwater Council in 1995 with assistance from marine scientists when local intertidal areas were being over-harvested and degraded by urban pressures. Our local course includes expert tutoring in the areas of Intertidal Ecology, Estuarine Habitats, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Fisheries Regulations; as well as field trips to local intertidal reefs and seagrass / mangrove ecosystems.
Summer Coastcare Activities - Each summer holidays, Council organises several fun, interactive and educational outdoor activities for local residents and visitors to participate in. These activities include the Rockpool Ramble, Spot the Seagrass, Worimi Wonders, and the Coomba Crab Count.
Great Lakes Underwater Group (GLUG) - Council also support this volunteer group who conduct regular dives between Seal Rocks and Blackhead to record marine species, marine debris and monitor local grey nurse shark populations in our area. GLUG also complete regular beach/underwater cleanup dives and assist with the presentation of the CMA education program, the Marine Discovery Series.
For more information about any of these activities, please contact Council on 02 6591 7222.