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EcoCentre Summer Programs

EcoCentre Summer Closure & Compost Closure: Sat 21st Dec - Sun 5 Jan

Baykeeper Citizen Science Sessions 

Join the Port Phillip Baykeeper in family-friendly activities to monitor sand movement, shellfish habitats, and plastic pollution.

Middle Park, 7 Jan Lagoon Pier, 7 Jan Point Ormond, 8 Jan
St Kilda Pier, 8 Jan Kerferd Road Pier, 13 Jan  

Summer by the Sea: Shoreline Shell Safari 

Become a marine citizen scientist for a day and help the Port Phillip Baykeeper collect data that contributes to healthier waterways and habitats for our unique biodiversity.

Point Lonsdale, 4 Jan St Leonards, 4 Jan Altona, 6 Jan Point Gellibrand, 6 Jan
Seaford, 9 Jan Dromana, 12 Jan Rye, 12 Jan Port Melbourne, 13 Jan

Alive Outside: Snorkelling Safari 

Meet the breathtaking aquatic life that calls our Bay home. All equipment provided. Free for youth aged 12-25 who live, work, play, or study in City of Port Phillip.

Point Ormond: 9 Jan | 16 Jan | 23 Jan

NatureSpot Public Surveys (20 & 21 Jan)

Survey fauna and flora with us for our citizen science biodiversity project.

Canterbury Road Forest Elwood School Park Gasworks Arts Park
Port Melbourne Rail Trail St Kilda Botanical Gardens Te Arai Reserve

What we're watching: Baykeepers documentary

Protect waterways and wildlife from plastics with Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake (OAM), your independent voice for our beautiful Port Phillip Bay. This award-winning 26-minute doco by Lutman Films highlights the alarming 'plastic soup' that sparked us to design citizen sicence like Clean Bay Blueprint; to help schools and kinders go zero-waste; and to partner with Scouts Victoria to track plastic pollution and stop it where it starts. Short on time? Check out these highlights (each 1-4 minutes).

Local suburbs have 3x more species than Melbourne Zoo!

Our Youth Wildlife Ambassador has recorded over 1000 species in the corridor from Elsternwick Park to the reef at Point Ormond, Elwood. Check out some of our wild neighbours in this clip then join our wildlife walks to meet some fauna in person.

Catchy music video cleans up MC Guttermouth's act

Say G'Day to the Bay

Catch up on local environmental news on the Port Phillip Baykeeper blog. Read Neil's latest article on Melbourne's world class water!


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.