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School Sustainability Festival 2020: Celebrating youth leadership in climate and biodiversity

The 15th Annual School Sustainability Festival was held online for the first time in November 2020, uniting schools across Victoria to celebrate inspiring actions our youth are taking to create a more just and sustainable world -- even during a pandemic. For further information please contact the Port Phillip EcoCentre at ecocentre.com/schoolsfestival or schools@ecocentre.com The festival was proudly sponsored by the City of Port Phillip and Bayside City Council. This project was funded with support of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.


Giant Spider Crabs of Port Phillip Bay

Join the EcoCentre’s Matt McArthur on a dive into the Port Phillip Bay to discover the biology, migration and distribution of native Giant Spider Crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii). You may have heard of the Giant Spider Crab aggregation events in the shallow waters of our Bay during winter. In the seminar recording below, Matt shares his stories and explains why marine biologists and scientists believe these fascinating creatures gather in shallow waters for such events every year.


Resources: Creating Effective Green Teams in Schools

Effective green teams in your school can help drive a culture of sustainability. Here are some of our top tips on how to create effective green teams in your school community:

Resist the urge to do this work on your own.

Have conversations with colleagues, leadership, the school business manager, parents and of course your students. You will find traction for your ideas in one or more of these conversations. It is important to have succession in mind. If you were to leave the school, would the Green Team and its work continue and thrive.



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.

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