Beach bingo for the south coast and at Bashams Beach

STORY TO TELL: A mysterious fibre ball is one of the many treasures children can find on the beaches of the south coast and be part of Beach Bingo at Bashams Beach on July 19.
STORY TO TELL: A mysterious fibre ball is one of the many treasures children can find on the beaches of the south coast and be part of Beach Bingo at Bashams Beach on July 19.

Combing the beaches for treasures washed up during winter storms will be even more fun these school holidays, when kids can play an interactive environment game called beachcombing bingo.

Families can play the game on beaches across Adelaide at pop-up events run by Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR). Natural Resources AMLR Seascapes Officer Linda Durham, who organises beachcombing bingo.

It is ideal for kids aged up to about 12- years-old.

“Each child receives a bingo card with clues describing the different types of things they might find washed up on the beach,” Ms Durham said.

“When they’ve found something that matches each description, they shout bingo! and win a prize. Then we put everyone’s discoveries together and talk about we’ve found. We’ll see some amazing things: giant iridescent razor clam shells, odd shaped sponges, beautifully patterned shells, brilliantly coloured seaweeds, and mysterious fibre balls.”

Ms Durham said kids love finding these treasures and guessing what they are and it’s a great conversation starter to learn about the oceans.

The event will be held at Bashams Beach on July 19. Places are limited so to book for this free event, email Linda.Durham@sa.gov.au or register on the Natural Resources AMLR Facebook page AdelaideandMtLoftyRangesNRMBoard

Light refreshments provided, please wear hats and closed-toe shoes. Parents and carers must remain present. This event is funded from the NRM levy.