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Port Phillip EcoCentre’s Excursions offer something special and unique that can only be achieved in an outdoor classroom. It enables students to connect to the world around them using their heads, hands and heart - intellectually, physically and emotionally.
The power and transformative nature of that connection can be seen every time we conduct an excursion, whether with students in Prep or in Year 12. Annually working with over 4,000 students, we have the privilege of seeing and hearing the students' joy, wonder, and fascination with the natural world and the myriad of species within it.
Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability (TLfS) is a program where an EcoCentre educator will work with the same group of students (up to 25) for a whole term, guiding them through sustainability curriculum, leadership activities, sustainability projects and spending time helping them investigate their local environments.
Our Educator will work with the school's contact teacher to confirm the sustainability topic for your TLfS and to develop the term-long planner.
Our schools and ELC programs allow students to connect to their local environment, especially Port Phillip Bay, St Kilda Botanical Gardens and Aboriginal Cultures and history. Students will be empowered to take sustainability action within their school, community and at home.
Our programs and excursions are linked to outcomes from VEYLDF, Victorian Curriculum and ResourceSmart Schools.
Our sustainability Expert in Residence program provides your school with a tailored whole school sustainability curriculum approach to embedding environment and sustainability education across curriculum priorities and across all classes.
Vitalise or clarify your school’s sustainability journey using the Victorian ResourceSmart Schools framework.
15th Annual School Sustainability Festival
Thursday 3rd September, 2020
This is a fantastic day filled with workshops, awards and fun. Primary and secondary students are connected to inspiring leadership and practical sustainability ideas through a variety of 20 minute student-led workshops, Aboriginal Cultural activities, food and music.
The School Sustainability Festival is free for one green team or one class (max 25 students). All attending schools will present a workshop to other students!
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.