Our Response to COVID-19: Online Workshops and Presentations

We’re keeping our volunteers, staff, educators, students, and broader community safe.

The EcoCentre is adapting our programs based on expert public health advice. Until further notice, the EcoCentre will be connecting you to nature online.

We're launching a series of Thursday 6pm workshops and presentations.

Curious about home compost? Thought up a great tip for being actively green during quarantine? To help our staff work flexibly, chatting to us by email is best:

If you’re self-isolating, take care of your mental health and wellbeing by remaining connected to nature. Try and find time to sit in your garden or on your balcony, or do some mindfulness activities from home. Just remember to maintain recommended social distance of 1.5m. Stay green during quarantine!

Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly changing and updated here. If you are concerned, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Our planet still needs our care. We're still doing what needs to be done!
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Wetlands and Wildlife: Community, connection and conservation
By Nadav Zisin, Community Engagement Coordinator The EcoCentre’s Wetlands and Wildlife community events were part of the vibrant Nairm Catchment Care Calendar funded by Melbourne Water in 2023. The project included six community events, and seven programs tailored for different schools and for recently arrived migrants studying English. Sessions in the Wetlands and Wildlife series […]
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Wetlands, wildlife, sitspots – and their flow-on thoughts
Words by Pascale Jacq (EcoCentre Educator) and photos by Tania Spława-Neyman The EcoCentre’s Wetlands and Wildlife community events were part of the vibrant Nairm Catchment Care Calendar funded by Melbourne Water in 2023. The project included six community events, and seven programs tailored for different schools and for recently arrived migrants studying English. Every experience […]
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EcoHouse Memories – Stories Under The Tree Part 3
In February 2022, after two decades of success and growth the EcoCentre farewelled the humble brick EcoHouse as it prepared to redevelop a purpose-built and sustainable building on the same site. People gathered under the tree to share their memories, and to celebrate the EcoHouse Cottage, this organisation, and the people.  This is Part 3 […]
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EcoHouse Memories – Stories Under The Tree Part 2
In February 2022, after two decades of success and growth the EcoCentre farewelled the humble brick EcoHouse as it prepared to redevelop a purpose-built and sustainable building on the same site. People gathered under the tree to share their memories, and to celebrate the EcoHouse Cottage, this organisation, and the people.  This is Part 2 […]
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The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam 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.