Latest news stories
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.
21 February 2018Palaeontologists Pat and Tom Rich have kindly agreed to share their expertise with Ecolinc in highlighting significant Bacchus Marsh Megafauna fossil finds. Pat is a resident Palaeontologist at Monash University and Swinburne Institute of Technology.
30 January 2018
Ecolinc is offering a full day Professional Learning Program called "Hands on STEM" for Primary Teachers on Tuesday 13th March 2018 for Government Schools and Wednesday 14th March 2018 for Non-Government Schools. The keynote speaker is Dr Kathy Smith, Senior Lecturer on STEM Education at Monash University. The aim of the professional learning day is to provide teachers with curriculum resources, activities and rigorous, real world, age-appropriate "hands on"; learning experiences that will engage, challenge and excite students about STEM. The emphasis will be on professional sharing, showcasing good practice and networking.
Cost: Government Schools – Free, Non-Government School: $90.00 per participant
27 October 2017
Due to an overwhelming number of booking requests, we are now fully booked for 2018. For those schools that have already made booking requests, thank you for your patience, we are endeavouring to work through all of these and will be in contact as soon as possible.
20 October 2017
Building extension works have commenced this week at Ecolinc and is due to continue until early 2018. We will continue to provide programs onsite, however, visiting schools will notice quite a bit of work being undertaken on our Resource Room and the construction of new rooms at the back of Ecolinc. This should not affect the quality of the programs we deliver. However, whilst these works are being undertaken, there may be some disruption to services, including telephones, internet etc. We are endeavouring to work with the builders to minimise the impact of these disruptions but should they occur, we ask schools to please be patient and to contact us on the mobile 0407501590 or email us at Ecolinc@edumail.vic.gov.au
19 October 2017
Ecolinc is offering a full day workshop Teaching Inquiry Science – Primary Connections in a STEM context on Monday 4th December. This is a free workshop and open to all Government School Primary Teachers.
Click here to download the flyer
9 October 2017
Bookings are now open for 2018 programs. Booking requests must be submitted using the online booking form on our website. Our website has a comprehensive list and detailed information of all of our programs. If you require any further information please call 53670171 or email Ecolinc@edumail.vic.gov.au
18 September 2017
90 Year 9 & 10 students from schools across the state are booked into the Ecolinc Emerging STEM for Women program on the 16th October. The featured keynotes for this event include:
18 September 2017
Bookings for all 2018 onsite and outreach programs open on Monday 9th October. Teachers will need to complete and submit the Booking Form online and we will process these according to date of submission. All new and updated programs will be live on our website from the commencement of Term 4.
9 August 2017
This year the theme for Science week is ‘Future Earth'. Have a look at what Ecolinc is offering during Science Week. (download poster) .....
18 April 2017
Primary Teachers STEM Professional Development – Making Science More Engaging for Students.
Keynote address by Barry Plant, Deakin University Project Officer: Successful Students – STEM on ‘STEM Skills and Practices and how they relate to Primary Teaching and Learning’.
Workshops led by a range of presenters, including some showcases by schools who are doing some great things in the STEM space.