Gio's Nest-box Forum


Gio's Nest-box Forum

As Victorians, we are fortunate to have a diverse range of fascinating and unique fauna, right on our very doorstep and part of our challenge is to ensure that they will have a healthy habitat into the future.   There are many passionate and committed people across the State, delivering inspiring nest-box programs and we would like to share some of this with you.

Gio's Nest-box Forum aims to bring together and celebrate the great work of various nest-box programs around Victoria, but which too few people hear about. Through participation in Gio’s Nest-box Forum schools will embark on a positive journey of discovery and understanding of their local wildlife and community.  Our nest-box kits are most suited to ages 9 (Grade 4) to adult. 


Are you a student or teacher in Victoria? 

Inspired by the work of Gio, our Youth Wildlife Ambassador, the EcoCentre now offers a nest-box Introductory Induction and Resource Kit for schools Have an EcoCentre Education team member visit your school and inspire students to reconnect with their local environment; through creating, installing and monitoring nest-box homes for wildlife.  

The EcoCentre is also proud to announce the launch of our online forum this month, whereby schools participate using Blackboard Collaborate (endorsed by the Victorian Education Department) and have the chance to correspond with Gio, sharing success stories and solutions to nest-box management issues.  Participation in the online forum is free.


Gio's Nest-box Forum, endorsed by Sir David Attenborough includes: 

  • An Introductory Incursion & Resource Kit delivered by our Education team (ranging from $150 - $276 inc. GST)
  • Nest-box Kits - ready for assembly ($66 inc.GST, suggested 1 kit per 3-4 students)
  • Microbat tube Kits - ready for assembly ($33 inc.GST, suggested 1 kit per 1-2 students)
  • Full-colour 8-page information booklet containing construction and installation tips, download the PDF here
  • Gio's Wildlife Discovery DVD - 10mins ($30 inc.GST)
  • Access to participation in Gio's online forum (live with Gio) using Blackboard Collaborate, for students to ask questions and share experiences (free)


For information about our Introductory Incursion and participation in Gio's online forum, please email

For information about purchasing individual resources, please email 


This project is made possible by funding from the Victorian Landcare Program through the PPWCMA's Community Grants Program.


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 Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.