The Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) has programs for all ages and interests. The CEC promotes positive connections to our local environment through hands-on learning and has many displays and educators on hand to answer questions, as well as self-guided outside activities.

For any questions about Kids on the Coast, or for any general enquires please contact us on 1300 000 232 or email cec@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

About us

The Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) is a community learning centre focusing on local issues and pressures affecting our precious coastal...


CEC community events

Check out these interesting activities to get involved in while learning about our natural environment.


School holiday program

With a unique theme for each day, your child will learn about our natural environment through a range of fun...


Nature activities for kids

Building backyard habitats. We are gathering some fun stuff together to help keep your kids amused.


Preschool programs

It’s never too early to start thinking about the environment. Book a coastal or bushland excursion for your preschool.


Primary school programs

Bring your primary students to the Centre for your next excursion. All programs are linked to ACARA and NSW curriculum...


High school programs

Bring your high school students to the Centre for your next field trip. All programs are linked to NSW syllabus...


Teacher resources

Our team has put together some handy resources to help you before and after taking an excursion with us.


Venue hire

Book the Coastal Environment Centre for your next event, training seminar or conference.


School booking form

Please complete this form to request a field trip from our range of programs.