This article is republished from Sustainable Port Phillip. Read the original article.
If you have children, you may be having (or avoiding) some tricky conversations around the climate crisis and unsure what to say that is appropriate for your child’s age without making them fearful.
City of Port Phillip recently with a panel of students and professionals to provide parents with insight, advice and strategies, after parents told us this was something they wanted help with.
117 partner groups, 397 citizen science activities, 20,357 volunteer hours, and 17,546 program participants — 2018/19 was a busy year of rolled-up sleeves for the EcoCentre. Read our 2018/19 Annual Report below to find out more about our diverse work last year.
The EcoCentre's August 2019 free Teachers' Environment Network (TEN) workshop explored the topic of Climate Change in the Classroom.
A full house of local educators shared ideas and experiences of discussing climate change with their students through facts and storytelling. We've compiled a full round-up of all links, resources, and slides discussed in the TEN workshop.
Until 50 years ago, people thought that the living matter on Earth could not influence the non-living matter – we were dependent on what non-living matter existed, such as water and rocks, and humans could not impact them. The Gaia theory explains that both the living and non-living spheres are completely interactive and influence one another. The Lion King wasn’t far from the truth – there are complex cycles between living and non-living matter, in a constant state of rotation.
The Port Phillip EcoCentre has teamed up with Bayside City Council, City of Port Phillip, Victorian Government and Kids Teaching Kids for the 14th annual School Sustainability Festival, held in St Kilda Town Hall on Thursday 5th September, 2019.
Photo Credit: Gold and Grit Photography
Over 190 students from 13 schools came together for a powerful day of workshops, sustainability awards, and fun, all focused on Port Phillip Bay health. Students had the opportunity to lead workshops about sustainability initiatives they are pioneering in their schools, allowing students to learn from their peers.
The surface waters of the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers carry nearly 1.4 billion items of litter to Port Phillip Bay each year, according to new research from Port Phillip EcoCentre.
Plastic Free July has inspired over 120 million people around the world to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics, empowering people to be part of solving our growing plastic pollution plague.
For those who are new to the plastic-free movement, it can be intimidating to know where to start. We've compiled ten tips for you to change your habits and behaviour for a plastic-free July -- and beyond.
It's amazing how rich a local neighbourhood with urban ecology. This was filmed around Elster Creek aka Elwood Canal, a built up inner city area.
Narrated and filmed by Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador.
Produced by Sharron Hunter. Port Phillip EcoCentre.
Waterways are the arteries of the Earth.
Plastic pollution is clogging waterways, endangering wildlife, the climate, and our way of life. Neil Blake OAM (Port Phillip Baykeeper) and Fam Charko (EcoCentre Marine Biologist) work tirelessly to understand the growing problem of plastic in the Port Phillip Bay, and how it impacts wildlife like St Kilda's population of little penguin.
As a Brighton Sea Scouts Venturer, Sam Perkins noticed an alarming amount of microplastic appearing at the Holloway Bend Beach in Brighton. Concerned with the impact these microplastics would have on the life in Port Phillip Bay, Sam was inspired to protect the bay as his project in pursuit of the Queen’s Scout Environment Award. The question was: where to start?
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.