Our schools and ELC programs allow students to connect to their local environment, especially Port Phillip Bay and Aboriginal Cultures and history. Students will be empowered to take sustainability action within their school, community and at home.
Our programs and excursions are linked to outcomes from VEYLDF, Victorian Curriculum and ResourceSmart Schools.
Our award winning programs include:
Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability is a term-long program that guides students through leadership activities, sustainability projects and spending time investigating local environments.
Schools in Bayside City Council and City of Port Phillip can register their interest here.
Contact our Education Team for more information about the Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability program or visit Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability.
Expert in Residence is a tailored whole school sustainability curriculum approach to embedding environment and sustainability education across curriculum priorities and across all classes.
Download the Expert in Residence brochure for more information or contact the Education Team.
Annual Sustainable Schools Festival - all schools are welcome to join in the fun of the Kids Teaching Kids event, award ceremony, Boon Wurrung cultural activities and community garden feast. Held in September every year.
Details for 2017 coming soon!
Engineering Sustainability in Secondary Schools program assigns an ERM environmental scientist or engineering mentor who will provide expert practical advice to your students on sustainability principles, leadership and project management skills.
Nest Box building workshops Our award winning Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio Fitzpatrick has been researching and designing nest boxes for urban habitats for almost a decade and can work with your school to improve habitat values. Click here for more information.
Teacher Environment Network Free professional learning events each term for teachers, and a digital newsletter curated with the best grants, resources and events. Click here for more information.
ResourceSmart Schools facilitation, auditing and assessing
It was perfectly pitched for the kids' age and ability and they've absolutely loved it.
- Year 3/4 teacher, Sandringham Primary School
What you have done (and are continuing to do) at the Centre is impressive and it was brilliant for the girls to see ideas in action in their local community.
-Year 9 teacher, Presentation College Windsor
Both programs were excellent! It kept the students' attention. Excellent experience. Excellent info. The information was accurate and relevant.
- Year 5 teacher, McKinnon Primary School
|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.
22 January 2017 - 7:00pmSt Kilda Pier
29 January 2017 - 4:00pmSt Kilda Pier
5 February 2017 - 10:00amCaulfield South
18 February 2017 - 10:00amPort Melbourne Uniting Church (144 Bridge St Port Melbourne 3207)
26 February 2017 - 11:00amAcland Street Plaza, St Kilda