Welcome to Port Phillip EcoCentre!
EcoArts Festival - Illuminate 2030 - just around the corner
24th September at the EcoCentre
Join us for the EcoArts Festival, a community festival to connect with nature, create art, and share stories and ideas!
On Saturday 24 September from 3.30 – 7.30pm the EcoCentre will bloom with the following artistic events:
3.30 – 4.30 pm: Wildlife Walks
4.30 – 6.30pm: Co-creation art workshops
4.30 - 6.30: Kids art activites + Little Feet Music @5pm & 6pm
5.30 – 6.15pm: Climate Science-Art Forum
6.30pm: Stories and Poetry
7.00 – 7.30pm: Projection art performance
Welcome to Country. Campfire food. Interactive Installations.
Make sure you see the spectacle of Illuminate 2030, a roaming projection work that will explore different future climate scenarios for the City of Port Phillip. Projected wildlife creatures filled with changing imagery will wander and interact. We will invite the local community to participate by contributing artwork (videos, photos, drawings, and text) through co-creation workshops at the EcoArts Festival and an online portal.
Fun for the whole family!
To book into one of the wildlife walks follow the links below:
Membership Matters: We Need YOU
Your voice truly makes a difference to the power of our EcoCentre's collective voice. We want our community voice to get louder!
- Our members strengthen our community voice.
- They encourage funding partners to support our school and community education, our work protecting Port Phillip Bay, projects with the Youth Wildlife Ambassador, and other award-winning initiatives we run with over 10,000 diverse participants per year.
Last year was a very successful year for the EcoCentre: we were finalists in 7 and winners in 4 Victorian and National environmental awards, including our Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio Fitzpatrick winning the prestigious United Nations World Environment Day Individual Award. Your membership contribution helps us continue these efforts, plus create healthy wildlife habitat, promote students' environmental leadership skills, do research and advocate for healthy waterways and much, much more. As always, we work closely with our local community to make this happen.
Basic Membership is $16.50 individual / $22 household. You are entitled to vote or stand for Committee (our upcoming AGM is Sunday October 23).
Green Membership is $33 individual / $44 household. It additionally offers significant discounts on many of our workshops and activities, 20% discount in our EcoShop and access to our library of books and documentaries. Full benefits list here.
You can signup right now:
1) Fill out our online membership form.
2) Click on the button below to pay using our secure portal (credit card or paypal - no need to sign in).
Thank you for joining your voice with ours!
The EcoCentre is a vibrant community hub, reconnecting people to the natural world and building relationships to inspire, educate and demonstrate.
If you would like to talk to one of our friendly staff about our work or giving us a gift, feel free to ring us on 9534 0670. Or signup for our monthly newsletter to be updated with news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
A Little Bit of Litter Really Matters!
1 DAY LEFT to fund a video clip for all Australian schools
The EcoCentre's Turn Off the Tap project (funded by the state government's Litter Hotspots Program) works with schools, community groups and councils on a range of litter education, prevention and clean-up projects to stop litter from entering storm water drains and impacting the Port Phillip Bay catchment.
This year we've turned our attention to Hip-Hop as a means to spread the message that "A Little Bit of Litter Really Matters!" Local musicians MOOP Patrol, MC Guttermouth and Nicole Joy have recorded a catchy and persuasive tune that will make everyone think twice about littering. Help us turn this demo into a national hit by pledging your support on the Pozible campaign 'A Little Bit of Litter' and stay in touch via this facebook link.
Families dig Baykeeper Citizen Science!
Watch our latest video on Citizen Science - everyday people recording aspects of the environment so qualified scientists can answer big questions!
We're regularly running events at beaches all around Port Phillip Bay. These are group activities that are perfect for all the family including young children. We'd love you to join us or get your school involved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can easily subscribe to our youtube channel EcoTV to be alerted to new videos.
The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.
We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.
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