Beach to Bush
The Beach to Bush Program is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving and has been delivered to rural NSW schools for over 20 years.
The program began as a result of research which highlighted that 50% of people rescued from the surf live more than 50km from the beach. Beach to Bush was started in 1994 and aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and other aquatic environments. Last year (2015) marked the 22nd year of Beach to Bush being delivered across NSW. We wish to thank ClubsNSW and NSW Cancer Institute for their ongoing support.
The program is an engaging, interactive presentation delivered by experienced and enthusiastic volunteer lifesavers.
Topics covered include:
General beach safety messages
Skin cancer prevention strategies
Rip and wave identification
Sea creatures and first aid
Rescues and getting help
Safety in other aquatic environments (pools, creeks, waterholes)
Beach to Bush 2016
In 2016, Surf Life Saving NSW will be visiting the following locations:
Tour 1: Casino, Kyogle and surrounding area
Tour 2: Moree to Glen Innes via Boggabilla and Ashford
Tour 3: Scone to Gloucester via Wallabadah and Nowendoc
Tour 4: Mudgee, Gulgong and surrounding area
Tour 5: Temora to Forbes via West Wyalong and Condobolin
Tour 6: Albury, Holbrook and surrounding area
Tour 7: Canberra and surrounding area
Primary schools in these areas have been sent further information about the program. If you are unsure whether your school is covered by one of the tours this year, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org