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Teachers' Professional Development (TEN)

Free professional learning events each term for school and ELC educators, support staff and parents  to network, share resources and connect to the local environment. A wide range of topics are covered with a focus on embedding sustainability and environment education in classroom teaching.

Emphasis is on STEAM/STEM and inquiry-based learning with a variety of topics covered such as climate change and ecosystems, habitat improvements for local species and plastics in our oceans and on land. 

Wednesday March 6th at Elsternwick Primary School, 4-5.30pm
Topic: Creating Indigenous gardens as Biodiversity Corridoors

This FREE professional development will look at how creating gardens in our schools and early learning centres can not only be activities for STEAM learning and teaching but can also provide an important element for the creation of biodiversity corridoors, vital to the conservation of our urban wildlife. Sharron Hunter, educator and Neil Blake, the Baykeeper, both from the Port Phillip EcoCentre will conduct a walk from Elsternwick primary, along the Elster Creek canal to Elsternwick Park to illustrate the importance of these projects for schools and to illuminate the rich learning that can take place in nature. Register here.

Other dates below, topics and locations to be advised.
Teachers working with Baykeeper on Nurdle Hunt!
Thursday May 2nd
Tuesday June 18th
Thursday August 29th
Tuesday October 29th

Topics for our 2019 workshops are to be advised.

For more information please contact our Education Team on 9525 3102 or email ten@ecocentre.com

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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.