Along with public parks, gardens on private land can help enhance biodiversity and improve our wellbeing. Download our free Grow Wild backyard biodiversity guide to find out which plants to choose to support urban wildlife in your garden or balcony.
Thanks to everyone who attended the last Teacher Environment Network Meeting on 30 October hosted by the wonderful Tim Mc Rae at Gardenvale Primary School! We explored the topic of Biodiversity by the Bay.
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.
The 'Travellers' Guide' to EcoCentres - Building and growing places for reconnecting people to the environment
The Guide was developed by a team made up of researchers, evaluators and practitioners from three established ecocentres in Melbourne, Victoria.
The current Port Phillip Baykeeper has a history of advocating for the health of Port Phillip Bay for over 30 years.
During this time, the Port Phillip Baykeeper and Baykeeper program has:
An empowered community, actively cultivating long-term environmental well-being.
The EcoCentre regularly makes submissions to guide policy and strategy on issues regarding long term environmental wellbeing. Some are included below for your reference.
Your Port Phillip Baykeeper monitors the pulse of our Bay, conducting research, action and education on a number of issues:
The City of Port Phillip and Port Phillip EcoCentre worked with 10 local community events to identify the key actions for a school or community event to reduce their litter and waste with the goal to being zero-waste. This project emotionally connected people to St Kilda's local colony of 1,300 Little Penguins and inspired participants to reduce harmful litter entanglements when rubbish reaches St Kilda breakwater by wind or rain.
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.