QCCC’s Expeditions programs have been given a shot in the arm through the provision of a generous grant from Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL). PBPL has provided $6,000 towards the purchase of a sea-kayak and extensive safety gear to enable QCCC to operate a Coastal Discovery Program and Moreton Bay Expedition to local and interstate schools.
Both of these programs bring High School students into areas such as Point Cartwright, Caloundra, Bribie Island, Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island, enabling them to develop a ‘sense of place’ and connection with those land and marine environments. It also equips students with boating and local marine knowledge of the area, including the location of shipping lanes and the use of navigational markers.
Some of the beaches and islands in the expeditions areas remain tranquil and unspoiled, giving students an amazing experience adjacent to the large metropolitan areas of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. QCCC Director, Andrew Grant, suggests “it’s incredible that there are such unexplored natural gems in such close proximity to a city area. A lot of our expeditions traverse through areas where Port of Brisbane take great responsibility for marine safety and environmental conservation. We hope this partnership with PBPL will allow us to not only give students a first rate adventure, but it will also grow their understanding of safety in Brisbane’s busy sea lanes, and the lengths PBPL will go to ensure shipping in the area maintains this pristine environment for many more generations to explore.
For more information on QCCC Expeditions check out the QCCC website
More information on PBPL’s educational programs is at the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd website.