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.

  • 9 September 2020

    High Ability students are invited to participate in Ecolinc’s VCES program called ‘STEAM Ahead’.  Ecolinc will be offering a series of activities as part of the VCES ‘STEAM Ahead’ program over the next 2 ½ years and will target high ability students in Years 3-11.  The format of each activity includes:
  • 9 September 2020

    The 2019 Ecolinc Annual Report to the community is now available.  The Annual Report provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on, celebrate and share with our extended community what we have delivered and achieved in 2019.  We hope you enjoy reading the Ecolinc 2019 Annual Report attached.

  • 14 July 2020

    Given the latest Covid-19 restrictions and Learning from Home 2.0 we would like to remind you that the Ecolinc website has a number of resources that schools may find useful. These have all been specifically designed to complement the Victorian Curriculum and VCE and are free to access. They include:

  • 14 April 2020

    With the recent advice from DET for students to learn from home, we wanted to remind you that the Ecolinc website has a number of resources that you may find useful. These have all been specifically designed to complement the Victorian Curriculum and VCE and are free to access.  They include:
  • 19 March 2020

    In line with the Department of Education and Training advice regarding excursions, Ecolinc and the five other DET Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres have ceased their onsite programs from now until the end of Term 1, 2020. Our priority, as always, is to support schools and student learning in whatever way we can. As such, we will endeavour to redevelop programs (where possible) that can be taken out to schools as part of an incursion and will advise schools who have booked an onsite program of these opportunities.

  • 5 March 2020

    Ecolinc is proud to announce the release of the ‘Grasslands: Biodiversity of South-Eastern Australia’ App on the App Store. The Grasslands App is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences and Ecolinc. The app is a greatly expanded version of our earlier app ‘Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains’.

  • 20 February 2020

    On Thursday 21st May & Tuesday 26th May 2020, Ecolinc will organise a 2 day Workshop on Design Thinking for the STEM Primary Classroom

    This two day professional learning program is suitable for primary teachers who are interested in understanding in greater depth the design thinking process and applying design thinking in their own learning contexts.

  • 5 December 2019

    Ecolinc is proud to announce that we will be offering a select number of  Year 3-6 STEM programs at our new annex at the Deep Creek Reserve Eco Centre in Pakenham in 2020.

  • 25 October 2019

    The Ecolinc Women in STEM Program was held on Wednesday 23rd October.  Participants were given a rare insight into the latest developments in space travel technology.  Tiffany Yao, an electrical engineer for Ad Astra gave a fascinating keynote and tour of the lab for an audience of 100 Year 9 and 10  girls.   Students learnt about the environmental benefits of plasma powered engine over traditional propellant fuels.The vacuum chamber that Ad Astra uses to test the plasma engine's development runs with a fascinating combination of STEM  processes that were explained in detail by Tiffany.  Tiffany also shared her personal journey into a STEM career and provided advice for girls considering that pathway.   Sincere thanks to Tiffany Yao and Miranda Chang (Communications Ad Astra) for their time and effort in supporting this event.
  • 16 August 2019

    One highlight of Science Week 2019 at Ecolinc was a day dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental issues surrounding Space Junk.  An outstanding keynote was delivered by the Head of the RMIT Space Research Centre, Professor Zhang setting the stage for a day of problem solving that included the development and selection of equipment and personnel to man a recycling station on the moon, and the design and creation of a space glove.  Each team’s space glove underwent a series of quality control tests.  The winning design came from one of the Dandenong HS teams.