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Excursions: Sustainable Living & Urban Biodiversity

The EcoCentre provides a wide range of sustainability excursion activities on sustainable living and urban biodiversity, allowing you to tailor your excursion to match your curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects.

The activities delivered through our Sustainability excursion will provide your students with hands-on experiences where they learn about resource consumption, lifestyle choices and actions they can take relating to waste, water, biodiversity, energy, food and climate change. 

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.

Indigenous Perspectives Water
Indigenous Perspectives
Give your students an insight to the local Indigenous culture of the Boon Wurrung people. Through a combination of science and story, students will participate in hands-on activities learning about the creation story ‘Time of Chaos’, understanding how Boon Wurrung people are connected to the land through the lens of six seasons, as well as exploring how Indigenous people used Indigenous plants as food and resources. 

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Water
The EcoCentre provides a wide range of water related excursion activities covering water cycle, conservation, fresh water and plant adaptations. Allowing schools to tailor their excursion to match curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects. We'll give your students hands-on experiences where they learn about the water cycle, fresh water, water conservation, how plants conserve water and impacts of humans. 

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Biodiversity & Ecosystems Wildlife Habitat & Nestbox Design
Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Our biodiversity and ecosystem excursion activities cover wildlife in urban areas, allowing schools to tailor their excursion to match curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects. We'll give your students hands-on experiences where they learn about ecosystems, pollinators, birds, macro invertebrates (water bugs), hollows, nest boxes and insect hotels, animal adaptations and the impacts of humans. 

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Wildlife Habitat & Nest Box Design
The EcoCentre provides a wide range of Wildlife habitat and Nest Box Design excursion activities covering wildlife in urban areas, human impacts and solutions, allowing schools to tailor their excursion to match curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects. These activities will provide your students with hands-on experiences where they learn about wildlife in urban areas. Students can build nest boxes or insect hotels through this topic.

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War on Waste Sustainable Living
War on Waste
The EcoCentre provides a wide range of waste related excursion activities covering the 6 R’s – Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove. These allow schools to tailor their excursion to match curriculum needs, inquiry topic and student projects. 

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Sustainable Living
The activities delivered through our Sustainable Living excursion will provide your students with hands-on experiences where they learn about resource consumption, lifestyle choices and actions they can take relating to waste, water, biodiversity, energy, food and climate change. 

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  Sustainable Gardening  
  Sustainable Gardening
Our Sustainable Gardening Excursions offer the students an opportunity to gain valuable insights into where their food comes from, how to create healthy soils and how to grow their own food to create a more sustainable way of living. They will be involved in a range of hands on and practical experiences that can be applied back at school and at home. 

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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.