Sacred Heart Geelong Students applying one of our Pit Lid Stickers to the drain to help raise awareness around what drains to Swan Bay.
The coastal co-ordinator for the Caring for Our Bays program Jarrod Boord, walked with 24 year 8 students from Sacred Heart College Geelong around Queenscliff. From Swan bay, along the rail trail and across to Harry's beach. Activities included interpretive talks around Swan Bay leading into an activity which helps people understand that anything that goes into the drain, ends up in the bay. The students were engaged and excited about sticking these informative signs onto the stormwater covers around Queenscliff.
The tour finished with a beach comb along Harry's beach to the Queenscliff Pier. Students found Catshark eggs and Sea Urchin tests along with many other interesting finds, including plastics and rubbish along the beach.
The students knowledge of the marine environment was impressive and they expanded their learning around marine debris and microplastics. Overall a fantastic 3 hour walk around historic Queencliff. Hopefully we will see you next year Sacred Heart Students.