Birdwatching

Online Incursions

Book a marine ecology online incursion Book an Urban Biodiversity Online Incursion

Marine Ecology & Port Phillip Bay
Online Incursions
Explore marine ecosystems and human impacts, learn about our local sharks and rays population, and uncover our diverse native species through virtual snorkelling.
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Urban Biodiversity
Online Incursions
Get up close with our local biodiversity, learn how to create habitat for native species, and find out how the littlest creatures support our huge ecosystem.
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Book a Sustainable Living online incursion  
Sustainable Living
Online Incursions
Take action on climate change, learn how to take part in the war on waste, and find out how worms play a crucial role in creating sustainable communities.
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Program Design

Your students will participate in a range of activities through Zoom, including video delivery and online Q&As with our educators. We deliver our activities through the ‘head, heart, hand’ approach to connect students to sustainable living choices and encouraging them to value and care for environmental systems.

Our activities have been designed to:

  • Engage with our Environmental Educators to deepen students understanding of local natural environments and stimulate thinking about innovative solutions to issues that arise.
  • Explore local environments through place based, hands on inquiry learning focussing on marine ecosystems.
  • Explain biodiversity and marine issues based on information gathered and innovative solutions that could address the issues.
  • Elaborate ideas by sketching designs
  • Evaluate designs and ideas through sharing and giving constructive feedback.

Learning Intentions

Students will:
  • Understand how sustainable practices and actions at home and school can positively or negatively impact locally and globally.
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of human influences on the broader environment
  • Gain an understanding of methods to reduce our impact on energy, soil and water and other planetary systems
  • Be able to think of creative solutions to problems presented
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others to solve a problem
  • Be able to express ideas as part of a group
  • Be able to design using a STEAM lens
Students with waterbugs

"Our class truly loved the session and told us they learnt things they didn't know before. We had a child attend who is often quite easily distracted, but the EcoCentre Educator was able to engage the entire class the whole time. Thanks so much again!"

- Early Childhood Teacher
 

Logistics

This incursion is delivered online using Zoom. A teacher and class can join the session from the classroom or remotely from home. A meeting link and instructions will be sent out with the booking confirmation. Minimum group size is 10, maximum group size is 100. Online incursions are free during Term 3.
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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.