Celebrate Victoria's diverse multicultural traditions and nature connection at the EcoCentre's Culture & Nature Festival 2021! A series of FREE digital events will showcase diverse nature-linked customs and stories through cooking, gardening, environmental stewardship, and multilingual nature experiences from home.
Watch Festival Replay!
NatureSpot biodiversity surveys is a citizen science project where anyone can contribute to catalogue plants and animals living in our city. The community has submitted over 1000 sightings of flora and fauna since November 2019 on the NatureSpot website* to help us create a comprehensive species dataset for inner-south Melbourne. Your data will help us identify important habitat areas to enhance food, shelter and refuge to support our beautiful urban biodiversity.
The current Port Phillip Baykeeper has a history of advocating for the health of Port Phillip Bay for over 30 years.
During this time, the Port Phillip Baykeeper and Baykeeper program has:
St Columba’s: Operation STEAM Clean the Bay
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.
The EcoCentre garden is a shared community garden featuring Indigenous cultural plants, a rain garden, heritage vegetables, a propagation area, heritage fruit trees and an organic waste composting system for the local neighbourhood. The produce is shared by those who help to grow it. It is also an educational garden with a strong focus on sustainable gardening practices.
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.