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Keeping you informed with our latest news and events at Ecolinc. If you would like to know more about any of these news stories, please feel free to contact us via our contacts or feedback page.

  • 12 October 2015

    (The VCE Science Professional Development Day is fully booked.)

    Ecolinc is offering a fantastic professional development opportunity for VCE teachers on Friday 4th December to learn more about the new VCE study designs in Year 11 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science in 2016. Maria James, Science Curriculum Manager at VCAA, will be the keynote speaker. Maria will provide an overview of the changes to the VCE study designs for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics and discuss the implications of these changes for classroom teaching and assessment practices. In addition, Maria will lead a couple of workshops throughout the day about the use of posters in assessing extended investigations. Ecolinc will also lead a number of workshops outlining our VCE programs for 2016. Cost $80.00.

     

  • 6 October 2015

    You are cordially invited to Ecolinc's 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference on the 20th November 2015.

  • 3 August 2015

    The Grassland Biodiversity of South-Eastern Australia is nearing completion. Ecolinc is collaborating with the University of Melbourne to expand the current Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains Flora and Fauna Field Guide app to include grasslands across south-eastern Australia. The new app and website will feature a number of bioregions and associated plant and animal species. Ecolinc and University of Melbourne hopes to launch the app and website by the end of 2015.

  • 3 August 2015

    Ecolinc is currently developing curriculum materials for Melton City Council, which complement a set of 12 portable panels called ‘Volcano Dreaming’ (produced by Inherit Earth through funding fom the EPA).  When assembled the 12 panels form a 12 metre long and two meter high photographic panorama which depicts biodiversity on the Victorian Volcanic Plains. These panels can be hired from Melton City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Hume City Council, Brimbank City Council and Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre.

  • 31 July 2015

    This week, as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, a plaque was unveiled in honour of Suzanne Clark, the founding director of Ecolinc.  Suzanne’s husband, Gary; the Principal of Bacchus Marsh College, Dionne Fenton; and centre staff unveiled the plaque on Tuesday to honour the significant contribution Suzanne has made to the centre over the past 10 years. 

  • 24 July 2015

    New Centre Director at Ecolinc 

    Ecolinc would like to welcome our new Centre Director, Ms Linda Flynn.  Linda commenced at the beginning of Term 3.

    This week at Ecolinc

    This week we have had a very full program with a number of schools across the state enjoying some of our most popular programs.  This week our primary visitors have been participating in the ‘Minibeasts’, ‘Plants World' and ‘Digging up the Diprotodon’ programs.

  • 10 November 2013

    Ecolinc is currently collaborating with the University of Melbourne to expand the current BWVP Flora and Fauna Field Guide app to include grasslands across south-eastern Australia. The new app and website will feature a number of bioregions and associated plant and animal species, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

  • 10 November 2013

    The final BWVP web based learning objects are nearing completion. Ecolinc hopes to launch the complete online outreach program during Education Week in May 2014, with free programs for students wishing to participate in a range of BWVP learning objects.

    A teacher professional learning day will be conducted on Friday 20 June 2014 to preview all learning objects. This will include an optional evening visit to Mt Rothwell where a range of species can be observed after dark. This visit will complement the BWVP 'Virtual Tour of Mt Rothwell' learning object.

     

  • 10 November 2013

    All approved plant and animal sightings made via the BWVP Flora and Fauna Field Guide app and website will now be exported to the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) website. http://www.ala.org.au This means that data provided to Ecolinc is now available to a wider audience including students, community members, scientists and researchers across Australia and beyond. All sightings are fully acknowledged to the person making the sighting and to the Ecolinc BWVP project.

     

  • 28 July 2013

    Ecolinc in collaboration with ClimateWatch has produced an online field guide and trail for the Ecolinc wetland/grassland, which can be used in conjunction with the ClimateWatch app. The behaviour of particular species which inhabit the Ecolinc environment, which may provide evidence of global warming, are featured within this trail. Details below http://www.climatewatch.org.au/trails/ecolinc-bacchus-marsh

     

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