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A day of learning and fun at St Kilda Beach
Have a budding marine biologist or environmentalist in the family? Then get a little sand in your shoes by heading on down to St Kilda Beach on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 for a free family event, hosted by EPA Victoria, where you can learn about the effects of pollution and litter on marine wildlife and how your family can take better care of marine life, our beaches, and oceans. You'll also get a chance to meet the EPA's environmental protection officers and scientists.
Register here to attend. Remember to check the weather prior to going and bring your hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, and/or wet weather gear if it happens to be a rainy day! All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
As a bonus, all parents and children attending the event will receive a 20% discount off of lunch, coffee, or ice-cream purchased from Beachcomber Café.
An interactive and fun opportunity for the whole family (image source: Facebook)
This event is just one of the many free summer holiday activities coordinated by Coastcare Victoria, in partnership with Parks Victoria, where kids and their families get a chance to participate in hands-on activities and learn more about taking care of Victoria's coastline and marine environment.
If you're unable to make it to this event, EPA Victoria is hosting another event at Williamstown Beach on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Check here for more details.