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Use Less Plastic - Make Our Coast More Fantastic

Join Newcastle Council in celebrating World Environment Day by taking part in a month long series of activities! Let's work together to protect our marine life and keep our coastline beautiful and plastic free. Together we can make a difference! 

All these events are free! To book for the screening of 'Blue' click on the 'Eventbrite' link below. To register for all other events email sljohnson@ncc.nsw.gov.au or phone 4974 2733.

Looking Between the Grains 

Sunday 27 May 12:30pm to 3pm Stockton Beach (front of SLSC)
How clean are our beaches? Find out at the Stockton Beach Community Clean Up using a micro plastic sieve (all ages - family friendly).

Sandy Stories of Stockton Beach

Tuesday 5 June 6:30pm to 8:30pm Stockton RSL (29 Douglas Street, Stockton)
Delve into an international and local problem - micro plastics and discover the life lurking in the sand of Stockton Beach (all ages).

Sandy Stories of Newcastle Beaches

Thursday 7 June 6:30pm to 8:30pm​ Newcastle City Hall (Hunter Room)
Delve into an international and local problem - micro plastics and discover the life lurking under your sandy toes (all ages).

The Hidden Life of Sand

Saturday 9 June​ 10am to 12pm Stockton Beach (beach side of Lynn Oval)
A 'hands on' investigation of life in the sand with the University of Newcastle (all ages - family friendly). Please wear covered shoes, bring a bottle of water and rain jacket if rain is forecast.

Life at Low Tide

Saturday 23 June 9:30am to 12pm The Cowrie Hole (meet Newcastle Baths carpark)
Ramble through rock poools with experiences naturalist, John Simpson to discover fascinating interidal life (all ages - family friendly).  Please wear covered shoes, bring a bottle of water and rain jacket if rain is forecast.

'Blue' Film Screening (PG)

Thursday 28 June 6:30pm to 8:30pm​ Tower Cinemas (King Street, Newcastle)
With an introduction and discussion by Tim Silverwood from Take 3 for the Sea (all ages). Book Eventbrite tickets 

Whale Tales

Saturday 30 June​ 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm Bar Beach Lookout
Listen to educator Jeannie Lawson talk all things whale whilst watching these ocean giants swim past (all ages - family friendly).

Plastic Free Living - Sew Easy!

Saturday 7 July 9:30am to 12pm​ Newcastle Library (The Space - Level 1)
Celebrate Plastic Free July by dropping in to our family friendly sewing session to make your own reusable drawstring veggie bags (all ages - family friendly).

These events are jointly funded by Newcastle City Council and the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.