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Indigenous connections

Indigenous Connections

Since 2009, the EcoCentre has established strong links with Elders of the local Aboriginal community to assist in their efforts to achieve social justice and improve the health, education and employment opportunities.  

In January of 2013, we released our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by the Boon Wurrung Foundation and developed to highlight our commitment to continue to build upon and enhance this exisiting working relationship.

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. 

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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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