Nature Play Adventures
We have a wonderful variety of nature play and play-based activities for Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens. Excursions are offered at St Kilda Botanical Gardens and St Kilda Beach (including the penguin colony) and incursions at your centre.
Our most popular incursions and excursions are:
Help us build the EcoCentre family.
Make a lasting contribution to the EcoCentre with just 2 minutes of your time!
Membership is now lifetime by default - appreciating the enduring relationships that EcoCentre members and Affiliates build to each other, and our beautiful patch of the planet.
Student Placement (Next intake term 2, 2021)
The EcoCentre provides a range of opportunities for university and high school students to complete their work experience or student placement.
Current opportunities include (but are not limited to):
Catch up on stories of wildlife, events, and our work with community and partners. Stay in the loop and get involved via our volunteer opportunities!
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Port Phillip Baykeeper is partnering with Scouts Victoria to map microplastic litter hotspots across Melbourne, to help us stop plastic pollution at the source before it harms wildlife and waterways.
We are all now familiar with the fact that sunscreen is important in helping to protect our skin from sun damage. But what is the sunscreen we are dousing ourselves with doing to the environment?
Clean Bay Blueprint is a three-year litter study conducted between July 2017 and June 2020. The project had three aims: to conduct rigorous and replicable methods to quantify plastic pollution through microplastics trawls and beach litter audits; to engage the community in citizen science actvities; and to build partnerships with other organisations that target litter and Bay health.
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea.
1-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.
Exciting news! The St Kilda Repair Cafe will be back from January 2021!
Brought to you by Trash Puppets and the EcoCentre
Want a birthday party that is unique and fun, whilst ALSO caring for Mother Earth?
Now there's Trash Puppets’ Zero Waste Birthday Parties at the EcoCentre!
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.