Celebrate Victoria's diverse multicultural traditions and nature connection at the EcoCentre's Culture & Nature Festival 2021! A series of FREE digital events will showcase diverse nature-linked customs and stories through cooking, gardening, environmental stewardship, and multilingual nature experiences from home.
Watch Festival Replay!
NatureSpot biodiversity surveys is a citizen science project where anyone can contribute to catalogue plants and animals living in our city. Take photos of flora and fauna and upload them onto the NatureSpot website* so we can create a comprehensive species dataset for inner-south Melbourne. Your data will help us identify important habitat areas to enhance food, shelter and refuge to support our beautiful urban biodiversity.
* Submissions are deactivated during non-survey periods.
St Joseph’s students joined hands-on catchment care to raise $20,000 through Living Water Workbees, allowing them to install rainwater tanks and a raingarden of indigenous plants, funded through the Victorian Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund. 85% of the water used in St Joseph’s Primary School (Elsternwick) is now supplied from their tanks; and during heavy rain, stormwater is slowed and filtered by the gardens before flowing to our Bay.
Vitalise and clarify your school’s sustainability journey
St Columba’s: Operation STEAM Clean the Bay
Tomorrow's Leaders for Sustainability (TLfS) is an award-winning 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.
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.