Coastcare Mentorship Program
The Coastcare Mentorship Program is a new program aimed at primary school students in Geelong and the Bellarine. This program has been developed by the Bellarine Catchment Network, a non-government, incorporated organisation that supports over 32 environment groups, ‘friends of’ groups, land managers, Landcare and Coastcare groups in the region. This program aims to fill an essential role in providing pathways and mentorship to the youth of the region. This program is funded by the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program.
The program is open to Grade 4, 5 or 6 students who are interested in learning more about our natural environment. The submission deadline for this program is at 5pm on Friday the 20th of March 2020.
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School Environment Days
The BCN have been involved with local schools of th Bellarine for more than a decade. Working with staff, BCN have developed a suite of environmental education activities, highlighting current and emerging topics related to climate change, as well as other impacts and threats to the local ecosystem.
|School||Program Est.||Project and Site||Project Partners||Annual Student No.||Accumulated Student No.||Report|
|Bellarine Secondary College (BSC) Yr 8 Environment Day||2005||BSC Junior Campus – multiple lessons and classes, both on and off campus||Jointly led with BCCOM. Also, BCN, MFDC, CCMA, PV, CoGG, BLG, etc||200||2000|
|BSC Yr 12 Outdoor Ed||2012||Narrows QC – Woody weed removal, study and research||BCN, BoQ, SBEA||50||200|
|Clifton Springs PS||2012||The Dell – Environment Day reveg, restoration and enviro education||BCN, CoGG, DCSCA, CCMA,||100||200||Click here to view report|
|Drysdale PS||2012||The Dell – Environment Day reveg, restoration and enviro education||BCN, CoGG, DCSCA, CCMA,||100||200|
|Star of the Sea PS||2005||Bonnyvale Wetlands – Wetlands Environment day, revegetation, WaterWatch.||BCN, CoGG, CCMA,||50||500||Click here to view report|
|St Aloysius PS||2015||Swan Bay Caring for Swan Bay Environment Day||BCN, BoQ, CCMA, PV, SBEA||100||200||Click here to view report|
|St Ignatius Secondary College||2015||The Basin Drysdale||BCN, CoGG, BLG||30||60|
|Ocean Grove PS||2009||Ocean Grove Coastcare Day – Ocean Grove Foreshore, Challenge Course, Fauna Talk, Leaf Hopper Release||BCN, OGCC, BCCOM||90||540||Click here to view report|
|Point Lonsdale PS||2014||Point Lonsdale Foreshore Caring for the Bay Day, Coastcare Challenge Course, Revegetation, Connies Cards||BCN, BoQ, PLCCG||400 in 2015, 90 Annually||490||Click here to view report|
|Queenscliffe PS||2010||Bellarine Rail Trail Revegetation Fellows Rd||BCN, SBEA, BoQ||10 Students annually||50|
|Christian College Geelong||2012||Narrows QC – Woody weed removal, study and research||BCN, BoQ, SBEA||150 in 2015, 50 annually||300|
|St Leonards PS||2005|| |
Leaf Hooper Growing and Release
New Program with BBCOM Foreshore Coastcare Day
|BCN, BBCOM, PV, FOEP||200|
|Portarlington PS||2016||New Program with BBCOM Foreshore Coastcare Day||BCN, BBCOM, FOPR||80|
|Brighton Grammar||2012||Narrows QC – Woody weed removal, study and research||BCN, BoQ, SBEA||50||200|
|Gordon Tafe||2009||Queenscliffe Moonah Woodland Restoration and revegetation||BCN, BoQ, SBEA||30||180|
|Deakin University – Coastal Management Degree Course||2008||Catchment and Coastal Tour||BCN, BoQ, SBEA||60||420|
|St Olaf University America||2008||Catchment and Coastal Tour||BCN, MFDC||50||250|
Matt with students from Star of the Sea PS at Bonnyvale Wetlands. Year 8's from Bellarine Secondary College, Revegetating the Bellarine Rail Trail as apart of the annual Environment Day event