Our one-of-a-kind Sustainability Education Centre now resides in a wing of Le Page Primary in Cheltenham, Victoria. The centre’s popular themed rooms like ‘Wastelands’, ‘3R’s’ and ‘Incredible Shrinking Machine’ have been moved and improved, providing immersive learning environments, and purpose built minibeast gardens are perfect for observing urban biodiversity!
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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 how’s and what’s of curbside recycling, to ‘pitching’ the benefits and pitfalls of various recyclable materials, a waste wise shopping challenge, what’s so hot about compost and the journey of our electronic items and their planned obsolescence.
A hands-on investigation of the wonderful creatures and the roles they play in two separate habitats: the garden and a compost bin.
Children bring their favourite Teddy to share this recycling adventure as they use their imaginations to follow the journey from enjoying a bite with friends to reducing your waste. Using a story, song and hands-on exploration, students will be introduced to the magic of recycling, how to identify what material products are made from and how to choose the right bin.
Discover how worms can help to reduce your waste! A 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
Now residing in the front wing of Le Page Primary School, our Sustainability Centre has had a fresh makeover! When your school is visiting you will be the only school in our centre, which is not open to the General Public. 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 Microscope Pit and drama room!