Our one-of-a-kind Sustainability Education Centre resides in a wing of the Le Page Primary in Cheltenham, a southern eastern bayside suburb of Melbourne. The centres popular themed rooms include Wastelands, 5Rs Shopping Room and the Incredible Shrinking Machine which provide immersive learning environments. Our purpose built mini- beast gardens and worm farm are perfect for observing urban biodiversity!
Sustainability Education Centre Excursions
Our amazing planet contains hidden treasures. Embark on a journey of discovery as we explore every day materials and identify connections to natural resources. Prepare to challenge your current waste management behaviour at school and home to ensure a sustainable future.
All living things are connected. Examine the changes plants and animals undergo as they grow and discover their key features that help them survive in our fascinating world. Young learners will be engaged and inspired during these hands on, interactive activities.
Planet Earth is a complex environment that relies on delicate links and sophisticated relationships between living and non-living elements. Classify natural objects and organisms while exploring the interconnectedness and importance of a balanced environment. Learn about human impacts and create actions for your school to support positive change.
This hands-on program at our Sustainability Excursion Centre explores responsible consumerism and waste minimisation from the hows and whats of curbside recycling, to discovering the benefits and pitfalls of various recyclable materials. Participate in a waste wise shopping challenge, and discover what’s hot about compost, follow the journey of our electronic items and their planned obsolescence.
A hands-on investigation of the wonderful world of Minibeasts and the roles they play in two separate habitats: the garden and the compost bin.
Children bring their favourite Teddy to share this recycling adventure. Using their imaginations they follow the journey from enjoying a bite with friends, to how they reducing their waste. Using story, song and hands-on exploration, students will be introduced to the magic of recycling, how to identify what products are made from and how to choose the right bin.
Discover how worms can help to reduce your waste! Story, song, puppets and real live worms help you explore their favourite foods and more. Visit our Incredible Shrinking Machine in minibeast costumes to imagine what the worms and their friends get up to!
What to expect
Our Sustainability Centre is not open to the public, so when your school is visiting you will be the only school in our centre. We have space for you to lunch inside or outside before, during or after your program should you choose. Our engaging themed rooms include:
The Incredible Shrinking Machine: an amazing journey to the secret inside workings of a compost bin complemented by a sound and light show.
Wastelands: provides an interactive exploration through the world of natural resources, rubbish, littering and recycling.
3R’s Room: features a modern mini-mart, an Olde Worlde shop, nude-food displays, recycling relay bins and more.
Worm Room: home to our working worm farms to sift through and explore!
Plus our Minibeast rainforest microscope pit and drama room!