Environmental education for schools

Hampton Park Primary Student learns about energy conservation

Why travel to Melbourne for your school excursions when you can access an environmental education facility right here on the Mornington Peninsula?  The environment education program offers fantastic hands-on learning designed to get your students thinking about sustainability.  The Centre is designed as a real home where students discover the impacts of their daily lives and how they can make a difference.  All activities meet the AUSVELS curriculum, particularly the science domain. 

Book now using the School_Excursion_Booking_Form(PDF, 194KB) for Sustainability Education programs at the Eco Living Display Centre, Mt Martha.

Each activity operates as a whole and cannot be mixed and matched. Teacher participation is required for some parts of these activities.

Time:        Each activity lasts approximately one hour.

Price:        For one activity the price per student is $6.  For two activities the price per student is $10.

Phone:      Nicci Tsernjavski mob. 0428 351 778

Where are we?

Eco Living Display Centre (opposite Briars Camp)

The Briars
450 Nepean Highway
Mount Martha

Phone: 1300 850 600

Program Options

Choose from the following program options:

Energy

Energy - For Years 1 – 4

Students will:

  • Find out how energy is used within our homes by doing the energy audit of the Eco Living Display Centre.
  • Complete the scavenger hunt to discover how to reduce energy use in the house.
  • Investigate how colour can impact on energy use with a hands-on science experiment.

Energy - For Years 5 - 8

Students will:

  • Complete an energy audit using a power monitor to find out how much energy common house hold appliances use within our homes.
  • Explore the Centre with a scavenger hunt to discover how house design and human behaviour can reduce energy use.
  • Investigate the effectiveness of insulation with a hands-on science experiment.

Waste

Waste - For Years 1 - 4

Students will:

  • Learn how to separate waste with the Rubbish, Recycle and Compost Relay.
  • Discover how amazing worms are and how they help us reduce our waste.
  • Create a mini-landfill and learn about the decomposition rates of everyday items. 

Waste - For Years 5 - 8

Students will:

  • Become an ‘Eco Shopper’ and make decisions on what are the best groceries to buy considering excess packaging and country of origin.
  • Work together to decide how to reduce, recycle or reuse household waste.
  • Create a mini-landfill and learn just how long it takes for everyday items to decompose.

Water

Water - For Years 1 - 4

Students will:

  • Explore the Centre and complete a water use audit to find out where we use water in our homes.
  • Follow the scavenger hunt to discover how we can reduce water use.
  • Compete in the water cycle relay to learn where water originates and how we alter the water cycle.

Water - For Years 5 - 8

Students will:

  • Design and complete their own tests to work out how much water is wasted in our homes in a year.
  • Explore the Centre with the Watery Scavenger Hunt to learn about water saving.
  • Learn about the impact of storm-water on our environment and create their own water filtering system.

Sustainable Living

Suitable for Years 7 - 8

Students will:

  • Work together to make decisions about the best groceries to buy taking into consideration seasonal foods, sustainability, packaging and country of origin.
  • Learn how to reduce their impact on the environment with the Ecological Footprint activity.