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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.

  • 10 December 2015

    Maria James, who gave the keynote address at the Ecolinc VCE PD day on Friday 4th December, has provided us with a copy of her powerpoint presentation and has given permission for teachers to use any information contained within the powerpoint  in their respective schools.  Please see the dropbox link below.

  • 30 November 2015

    Ecolinc's new signature program Footprints of the Western Volcanic Plains was launched on Friday 20th November 2015. Footprints uses the photographic panorama image titled ‘Volcano Dreaming’ as a stimulus to provide curriculum resources, materials and onsite programs to educate students about the biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains. Footprints consists of student worksheets, teacher notes, background information and other support resources.

  • 28 October 2015

    Bookings are now being taken for 2016 programs.  Please give us a call or make a booking enquiry online to secure your date and program!

  • 28 October 2015

    Our new Curriculum Brochure is available now. For further information and/or clarification around programs for 2016, please contact us on 53670171 or visit the program page on our website.

  • 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.

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