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Coast and marine

Coast and Marine

Council delivers educational activities throughout the year with a view to promote preservation and protection of our natural marine environments. You can visit the Event Calendar to see what's on, programs include:

Coastal Summer Activities

The Coastal Summer Activities Program offers free fun and educational activities relating to our unique coastal and marine environment. They occur every January and there is something of interest for everyone.

Activities for January 2016 will include spotlight rock pool rambles, koalas and the coast, volcanic shores walk, sea grass activities, beach combing, Aboriginal walks, estuarine strolls and much more!

Please download the summer 2016 brochure here:

You can also visit our Event Calendar for individual listings.

Port Stephens Marine Discovery Series

Presentations as part of the Maine Discovery Series occur four times a year at the Tomaree Library and Community Centre. Experts from a wide range of coastal and marine related areas give informative and enjoyable presentations, which are free!

Coastal Habitat Awareness Program

The Coastal Habitat Awareness Program is a unique community education program to help conserve our marine environment.

This free course features evening lectures and weekend field trips, with a hands on approach to learning about marine ecology and conservation in the local area. The course focuses on rocky shore and estuarine habitats and also includes talks on geology, shorebirds, marine debris and our marine park. Participants also undertake a group project and an individual activity to complete the course, with a presentation event at the end.

The 2016 course commences in March.

Port Stephens Rocky Shores brochure

This brochure is a valuable resource for residents and visitors to the Port Stephens area. It was developed by a past participant of the Project AWARE/Coastal Habitat Awareness Program and contains valuable information and photographs of creatures found in our rocky shore habitats.

Contact Details:

Environmental Education Officer
Phone: (02) 4980 0251
council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au