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Captain Trash

Captain Trash isn't a real pirate ... he's an unreal pirate! Captain Trash is the alter ego of Port Phillip Baykeeper, Neil Blake (OAM). He educates kids of all ages on the 5 ARRRGHS: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Remove. His message is to leave only footprints on the sand ... not litter.

He's especially popular with Early Learning and Primary kids, and can be booked for litter audits, shoreline shell surveys, and festivals.

Using pirate humour, strumming the ukulele, and rapping funny lyrics, Captain Trash gets kids' attention.

Book a Speaker

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.

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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

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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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.

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