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Great Sandy Salty Somethings at Kindy Beach, Tin Can Bay

Cooloola Coastcare sent out a call to become involved in learning about and monitoring our local coastal environment and has achieved a marvellous response.

Great Sandy Salty Somethings is a Coastcare/BMRG ‘awareness raising’ initiative for our amazing foreshores during the school holiday period. This was exceptionally well attended despite some chilly late afternoons and mornings, as time and tide wait for no man.

We’ve had positive feedback from grandparents, parents and kids, and we’re sure this program has a great future involving visiting schools and groups to our area.

 

Cooloola Waterwatch Thank you to Coral for hosting a delightful morning tea, which was followed by trained local water-watchers introducing the program to local Rainbow Beach participants.

Long time community engagement advocates Mary Boyce and Coral Johnson (front) introduce Jan, Louise and Peter to the finer art of water quality monitoring at the Rainbow Beach SURF 1000 site

Long time community engagement advocates Mary Boyce and Coral Johnson (front) introduce Jan, Louise and Peter to the finer art of water quality monitoring at the Rainbow Beach SURF 1000 site

The RB SURF 1000 site where freshwater flows to the sea through the Cooloola sand mass is also a favourite spot for kids to play. While they play they are inadvertently learning about water/soil dynamics.

When kids have unstructured play in these types of natural conditions they have the opportunity to look, touch, feel, try and test, and formulate decisions based on their actions, which are revolving around experimenting with sand and water movement.

They can actually learn about a whole range of physical processes without formal tuition! In any case, Cooloola Coast Waterwatch is ensuring the water remains clean and our kids are safe.

Seagrass Watch Workshop  Come to Hervey Bay on Saturday August 29, 9am to 2.30pm and Sunday August 30, 9am-12pm and 12.30pm to  3.30pm. Book now: ?? www.seagrasswatch.org/HerveyBay_Aug2015.html or phone: ?0417 554 905

Find out more:?www.cooloolacoastcare.org.au