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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.

  • 24 May 2012

    Ecolinc, with support from the DEECD, has successfully received a significant funding grant from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) to develop an online learning program focusing on the biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains.

  • 24 May 2012

    ‘Discovering Wetlands Online’ was officially launched at Ecolinc on Friday 22 June 2012, during Ecolinc’s first teacher professional learning day for the year. Guest speakers included aquatic ecologist, Mr Jason Sonneman (DesignFlow), environmental scientist Professor Peter Gell (University of Ballarat) and palaeontologist Dr Stephen Carey (University of Ballarat).

  • 24 May 2012

    Ecolinc achieved a major student attendance milestone in September 2011 with the participation of Ecolinc’s 50,000th student. Ecolinc celebrated this milestone with Newtown Primary School in February 2012. Students from Years 2, 3 and 4 received celebratory certificates and Ecolinc show bags in addition to completing the ‘Digging up the Diprotodon’ program. Mr Jim and Mrs Marilyn Spinks, education consultants and former Principals officiated, presenting students with a magnificent book on Antarctica for the school library.

  • 24 May 2012

    Ecolinc has developed six new onsite programs and a ‘Watching the weather’ online program, providing student and teacher resources and activities that can be used in conjunction with the online Ecolinc Weather Wall. New onsite programs include ‘Investigating biodiversity in the wetland’ (Years 5-8), ‘Nanotechnology’ (Years 9 & 10) and new VCE units Environmental Science Unit 1 AoS 1 & 2, Chemistry Unit 1 AoS 2 and Biology Unit 4 AoS 2. All Ecolinc P-10 programs are now mapped to the Australian Curriculum. Plan your courses in advance using Ecolinc’s new website mapping tool.

  • 13 April 2012

    Ecolinc, the new Science and Technology Inovations Centre.

    Ecolinc has been awarded the 2009 savewater! award for 'Educational Institutions'. This award recognises outstanding innovation and achievement in water management and conservation in the educational institutions category.


    Online resource:

    Click here to visit the Save Water website for more details.