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:
Our sustainability Expert in Residence program provides your school with a tailored whole school sustainability curriculum approach to embedding environment and sustainability education across curriculum priorities and across all classes.
Vitalise and clarify your school’s sustainability journey
Our curriculum-linked Schools and Early Years programs allow students and teachers to connect to your local environment, especially Port Phillip Bay, St Kilda Botanical Gardens and Aboriginal Cultures and Histories across local landscapes.
Learners will be empowered to take sustainability action within their school, community and at home.
16th Annual School Sustainability Festival
Thursday 9 September 2021
The EcoCentre offers highly engaging, knowledgeable speakers and workshop facilitators with a range of specialist expertise for your event.
EcoCentre staff are experienced in public speaking, radio and television appearances, workshop facilitation, panel and table discussion facilitation, leading experiential workshops and events and event MC-ing.
Operations & Community Action Manager
The Operations and Community Action Manager will manage EcoCentre facilities, business systems, fundraising appeals, and volunteering and community programs including activities onsite, in the field and through digital platforms.
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.