Education, research & volunteer events from the 'burbs to the Bay
EcoCentre Summer Programs
EcoCentre Summer Closure & Compost Closure: Sat 21st Dec - Sun 5 Jan
Baykeeper Citizen Science Sessions
Join the Port Phillip Baykeeper in family-friendly activities to monitor sand movement, shellfish habitats, and plastic pollution.
|Middle Park, 7 Jan||Lagoon Pier, 7 Jan||Point Ormond, 8 Jan|
|St Kilda Pier, 8 Jan||Kerferd Road Pier, 13 Jan|
Summer by the Sea: Shoreline Shell Safari
Become a marine citizen scientist for a day and help the Port Phillip Baykeeper collect data that contributes to healthier waterways and habitats for our unique biodiversity.
|Point Lonsdale, 4 Jan||St Leonards, 4 Jan||Altona, 6 Jan||Point Gellibrand, 6 Jan|
|Seaford, 9 Jan||Dromana, 12 Jan||Rye, 12 Jan||Port Melbourne, 13 Jan|
Alive Outside: Snorkelling Safari
Meet the breathtaking aquatic life that calls our Bay home. All equipment provided. Free for youth aged 12-25 who live, work, play, or study in City of Port Phillip.
NatureSpot Public Surveys (20 & 21 Jan)
Survey fauna and flora with us for our citizen science biodiversity project.
|Canterbury Road Forest||Elwood School Park||Gasworks Arts Park|
|Port Melbourne Rail Trail||St Kilda Botanical Gardens||Te Arai Reserve|
What we're watching: Baykeepers documentary
Protect waterways and wildlife from plastics with Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake (OAM), your independent voice for our beautiful Port Phillip Bay. This award-winning 26-minute doco by Lutman Films highlights the alarming 'plastic soup' that sparked us to design citizen sicence like Clean Bay Blueprint; to help schools and kinders go zero-waste; and to partner with Scouts Victoria to track plastic pollution and stop it where it starts. Short on time? Check out these highlights (each 1-4 minutes).
Local suburbs have 3x more species than Melbourne Zoo!
Our Youth Wildlife Ambassador has recorded over 1000 species in the corridor from Elsternwick Park to the reef at Point Ormond, Elwood. Check out some of our wild neighbours in this clip then join our wildlife walks to meet some fauna in person.
Catchy music video cleans up MC Guttermouth's act
Say G'Day to the Bay
Catch up on local environmental news on the Port Phillip Baykeeper blog. Read Neil's latest article on Melbourne's world class water!