The EcoCentre provides a wide range of sustainability excursion activities on marine ecosystems and Port Phillip Bay, allowing you to tailor your excursion to match your curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects.
The activities delivered through our sustainability excursions will provide your students with hands-on experiences where they explore marine ecosystems and human impacts, learn about our local penguin population, and uncover environmental history through Indigenous perspectives.
This program can be tailored to suit different levels of understanding, chosen in partnership with teachers at your school to meet the learning outcomes of your curriculum inquiry topic and big questions.
Environmental History & Indigenous Perspectives
This excursion provides students with a variety of hands on activities learning about pre-historic and environmental history and Indigenous Perspectives that explore the expanse of time over millions and thousands of years and connection to country.
Using Port Phillip Bay as our outdoor classroom we have a variety of hands-on activities that allow students to explore the marine ecosystem of Port Phillip Bay, answering the questions of why it's important to look after these marine ecosystems and what humans can do.
Using Port Phillip Bay as our outdoor classroom, students will explore the human impacts to our marine ecosystems and what humans can do to help these ecosystems, with a focus on plastic litter and nurdles.
Pamper The Penguins
Our most popular excursion activity. St Kilda Pier is home to a colony of over 1400 Little Penguins. Students will learn about the challenges this colony faces, and assist with penguin habitat restoration activities.
Term 3 is fully booked, please make your booking for Term 4.
Please note that we offer excursions on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Wednesdays can be organised by special request (depending on staff capacity).
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.