Research now says that time in nature benefits our cognitive, psychological and physical wellbeing, our capability for insight and resilience - and that corporate volunteering corresponds to job satisfaction.
Corporate Social Responsibility through Wild Volunteering!
Get your hands dirty and learn how to become a Marine Citizen Scientist!
Neil Blake (OAM) is the founder of the EcoCentre and Port Phillip Baykeeper with the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeepers are community defenders who protect the world’s waterways and give them a voice. Neil has been monitoring biodiversity and threats in Melbourne’s waterways for years; his findings have been used to inform government, community and stakeholders about the state of our rivers and Bay.
Learn how to construct wildlife boxes for urban critters!
Did you know? Micro-bat nesting box: Over 20 bats can live in one tube and each bat will eat up to 3000 mosquitoes per night!
Despite the urban location, you’d be surprised at the abundance of wildlife located in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. Many of these wildlife require hollows for shelter, but a lack of hollows in the urban environment make it a highly competitive place to live.
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.
Meet your wild neighbours! Our award-winning Youth Wildlife Ambassador can be booked as a speaker, educator, to lead nest box building workshops, guided walks, or to conduct wildlife surveys with your group.
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.