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Changes to services and facilities
We have changed our services in line with the current public health orders. Changes include temporary closures of face-to-face services including our customer service centres and libraries, please check the changes to services and facilities page for more information. We are still here to help you, check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434.

Our Kids on the Coast program will continue to run, with adjustments in place to ensure the program aligns with the Public Health Orders. 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

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.

About us

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

CEC 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 and interesting activities.

CEC online

We have fun activities for you and your family, as well as information for teachers and parents that relate to the K-12 curriculum.

Kid’s nature activities

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

Pre school 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 outcomes.

High school programs

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

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.