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.
Nature Play Adventures
We have a wonderful variety of nature play and play-based activities for Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens. Excursions are offered at St Kilda Botanical Gardens and St Kilda Beach (including the penguin colony) and incursions at your centre.
Our most popular incursions and excursions are:
Help us build the EcoCentre family.
Make a lasting contribution to the EcoCentre with just 2 minutes of your time! Membership is now lifetime by default - appreciating the enduring relationships that EcoCentre members and Affiliates build to each other, and our beautiful patch of the planet.
Student Placement (Next intake term 4, 2021)
The EcoCentre provides a range of opportunities for university and high school students to complete their work experience or student placement.
Current opportunities include (but are not limited to):
Port Phillip Baykeeper partnered with Scouts Victoria to conduct a far reaching street litter and microplastics study of 6 different street use types across Greater Melbourne. Street uses included retail, industrial, public buildings, sportsgrounds, parks and residential.
We are all now familiar with the fact that sunscreen is important in helping to protect our skin from sun damage. But what is the sunscreen we are dousing ourselves with doing to the environment?
Clean Bay Blueprint is a three-year litter study conducted between July 2017 and June 2020. The project had three aims: to conduct rigorous and replicable methods to quantify plastic pollution through microplastics trawls and beach litter audits; to engage the community in citizen science actvities; and to build partnerships with other organisations that target litter and Bay health.
Event date: Friday 29 March 2019 - 8:30am
Event location: Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
Local Life: On Land and Below Water
The St Kilda Repair Cafe
The St Kilda Repair Cafe is hosted at the EcoCentre every 2nd Sunday of every month, between 2pm to 5pm. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea.
Progress to date (March, 2021):
|No. of items fixed||No. “almost fixed” (need parts)||Saved from landfill|
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.