Marine & coastal program

Celebrate World Oceans Day

June 2020

This World Oceans Day we’re celebrating protecting our oceans and beaches by finding solutions to ocean plastic pollution.

Ocean Action

Take our Ocean Action Quiz! to find out how we can keep our oceans healthy.

Win! Tell us in 25 words what you do to help the ocean to win a fantastic A3 digital poster called 'How does plastic end up in the ocean?' valued at $14.
Email sustainability@randwick.nsw.gov.au with your answers. Entries close Sunday 14 June.

World Oceans Day is about connecting people around our blue planet to celebrate and honour our majestic oceans.

Watch the Ocean Action Pod 'World Oceans Day' video

All too often we hear stories about marine animals being harmed by ocean pollution. We see upsetting images of turtles and seals caught in plastic nets, birds feeding their young tiny pieces of plastic, thinking they are food and see our own beaches littered with rubbish.

We know that around 8 million tonnes of plastic goes into our oceans every year, which is equivalent to 16 shopping bags full of plastic for every metre of coastline in the world. And guess what, every single piece of that plastic is still there, it doesn’t go away! It just gets smaller and smaller till we can’t see it anymore. The ocean is now awash with trillions upon trillions of microscopic plastic particles.

This World Oceans Day, take action on ocean plastic pollution. We need our oceans to be healthy and safe for all:

  • use reusable bottles. Remember to refill, not landfill
  • say goodbye to single use plastics and hello BYO! - bring your own reusable straw cup bag and spoon
  • put rubbish in the bin
  • Take 3 for the sea.

Find more information at Ocean Action Pod including educational resources.

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Randwick’s Marine and Coastal Discovery Program 

The next program will be run during the January 2021 school holidays.

Join us for some exciting online adventures with our expert team of marine and coastal educators! You'll discover and learn about our local marine life, backyard bugs and more! The activities will be live-streamed. Bookings are required for these FREE events.

Background

Council's marine and coastal activities program is offered three times a year during the summer, autumn and spring school holidays. The program includes a range of affordable activities aimed at helping families and children of all ages discover for themselves our unique marine and coastal environment.

Commencing in 2006 as Council’s Summer Activities Program, the marine and coastal education program grew in its success and popularity and is now offered three times a year; taking place at Randwick’s popular coastal locations including Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra, and Malabar beaches; La Perouse and Botany Bay.

The Marine and Coastal Program activities include:

  • rockpool rambles
  • coastal walks
  • snorkelling
  • live animal experiences
  • sea-kayaking
  • learn to surf
  • rips and tides talks
  • boat trips
  • bird watching
  • coastal bush food tours.

The Marine and Coastal Program's expert guided activities help us all learn how to protect, conserve and enhance Randwick’s unique coastal and marine environments in a safe and fun way. Attracting a small fee per person, the program supports families and groups of friends in coming together and learning together. Bookings for all marine and coastal activities are required.

DISCLAIMER: Bookings for Randwick's Marine and Coastal Discovery Program are done through Eventbrite which is an external website. Please read their privacy policy and other disclaimers for how they store and use your information. Or you can book by calling 1300 722 542 during business hours.

Conditions

Minimum age between 5 to 8 years for activities. 
Children under 16 yrs must have a parent or adult guardian in attendance during the activity.

Be prepared for all walking, water-based activities and rockpool rambles with:

  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • long sleeve top
  • BYO water bottle
  • closed footwear (no thongs allowed).

Spaces are limited and bookings are required for all activities. Payment is required upfront for all activities with a fee.

Activities may be cancelled due to insufficient bookings or poor weather. Participants will be advised in the event the activity changes or cancellation occurs. All care is made in the preparation of Council's Marine and Coastal programs but some changes may occur due to circumstances beyond the control of Randwick City Council. Refunds will be provided for paid activities in the event of cancellation by Randwick City Council.

Highlights from previous years

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