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Online Incursions: Urban Biodiversity

Your students will participate in a range of activities through Zoom, including video delivery and online Q&As with our educators. We deliver our activities through the ‘head, heart, hand’ approach to connect students to sustainable living choices and encouraging them to value and care for environmental systems.
Introduction to Birdwatching Hollows and Nestboxes
An Introduction to Birdwatching
This program introduces students to birdwatching, and shows them how to get out there and start observing and identifying birds in their local area.
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Habitat for Urban Wildlife: Hollows & Nest Boxes
Students will learn about the specific nesting and housing needs of common urban wildlife species, and find out how to design nest boxes and bat tubes to enhance urban biodiversity.
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Insects and Bugs Habitat Gardens
Exploring the Miniature World of Insects & Bugs
Insects and bugs are everywhere and they are a healthy part of our parks, gardens and outdoor spaces. Find out what our insect friends look like, how they help us, and what they need to live.
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Habitat Gardens for Healthy Urban Biodiversity
Animals living in our city rely on parks and reserves to find food, take shelter, and breed. These landscapes are declining in urban areas, threatening our local biodiversity. Learn how you can plant habitat gardens to support our local biodiversity.
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Fantastic Fungi  
Fantastic Fungi
Meet the fascinating kingdom of fungi. Students will discover some of the different types of fungi growing around Melbourne, how to identify and classify them, and their role in ecosystems.

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Please email schools@ecocentre.com with subject "Online incursion enquiry", with:

1) Incursion Topic(s),
2) Three preferred dates and times
3) Number of classes for each topic (a class is up to 25 students)?
4) Year level of the students
5) Contact name, school/organisation and phone number

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo 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.