The Eco Centre provides support for Early Childhood educators, offering a variety of activities, as incursions and excursions, for Early Learning Centres.
Select from our inquiry and play-based excursions held in the EcoHouse, organic gardens and the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.
We also offer the following incursions:
- Captain Trash
- Our Beautiful Bay
- Meet your Neighbours - Wildlife Discovery
- Worm School
- Edible and Indigenous gardens
- Minibeast Safari
- Sesory Gardens
We can run staff PD at centres or Early Childhood network meetings.
For more information please contact Sharron Hunter on 9525 3102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exposure to 'nature play' is an essential to early childhood learning. When we make links to sustainability and environment education in the early years we provide an important awareness which will shape the behaviours and skills of our children well into their futures. Access to nature, clean air, water and soil, are essential to a child's wellbeing and their neurological and cognitive development.
"Exposure to natural environments improves children's cognitive development by improving their awareness, reasoning and observational skills." (Pyle 2002)
26 February 2017 - 11:00amAcland Street Plaza, St Kilda
26 February 2017 - 4:00pmSt Kilda Pier
24 March 2017 - 8:45amMelbourne Zoo, Parkville
2 April 2017 - 4:00pmSt Kilda Pier Breakwater
4 April 2017 - 10:00amSt Kilda Pier Breakwater