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Wildlife

Teachers' Professional Development (TEN)

Free professional learning events each term for school and ELC educators, support staff and parents  to network, share resources and connect to the local environment. A wide range of topics are covered with a focus on embedding sustainability and environment education in classroom teaching.

Emphasis is on STEAM/STEM and inquiry-based learning with a variety of topics covered such as climate change and ecosystems, habitat improvements for local species and plastics in our oceans and on land. 

Tawny Frogmouth Sightings

Map of recorded Tawny Frogmouth sightings in SE Melbourne, reported since December 2010: Please note that this map is only updated with reported sightings monthly.
View Tawny Frogmouth Sightings. in a larger map. To record a sighting, please fill in the form below. Please also keep an eye on our News page for any Announcements relating to this project.

Port Phillip Baykeeper Coastwalk

St Kilda’s Beach Life at Night

The Port Phillip Baykeeper, Neil Blake, will take your group on a tour to enjoy and learn about the delights of St Kilda’s coastal environment at night. Enjoy some great games and activities while learning all about:

• Local wildlife (e.g. penguins, rakali, eels, fish) and indigenous plants
• Conservation and management issues
• What you can do to care for the coast

Build Nesting Boxes for Wildlife

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.

Wildlife and Nest Boxes

Wildlife and Nest Boxes 

 

Melbourne has an incredible variety of native plants and animals living within our suburbs and Bay. The EcoCentre is passionate about sharing the wonders of this urban wildlife with everyone through: 

  • School and ELC incursions and excursions
  • Community Walks
  • Community festivals and events
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Keynote speaking

 

Wildlife within Melbourne (and other urban ares) especially arboreal (tree-dependant) and noctural (active during the night) species face numerous pressures from urbanisation. 

The EcoCentre has a long running urban habitat and nest box program that provide much needed homes (habitat) for the following species:

  • Eastern Rosella
  • Microbats (especially Gould's Wattled Bat)
  • Wood Duck

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The EcoCentre acknowledges 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.

We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.

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