The region is hosting a range of coastal programs during the school holidays including beachcombing, fishing clinics and exploring the intertidal shore.
Port Stephens Council environmental education officer Melinda Anderson said the programs were aimed at explaining the region’s unique coastal environment.
‘‘The idea is to try and get the community out there in their environment, just to give them a bit of an appreciation for how diverse it is,’’ Ms Anderson said.
Events this week have included a rockpool ramble, a surf science presentation and tours of fish farms, the NSW Fisheries Institute and the volcanic shores of Boat Harbour.
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