What's on around your region

Last updated: 21 March 2023


Get Grubby in East Gippsland

East Gippsland council has a subscription to the Get Grubby program, which schools can use to access learning resources and get students involved in waste minimisation and sustainability. If you are interested in accessing the funded program for your school, contact East Gippsland Shire Council’s Waste Officer on 5153 9500.

For more information, visit Get Grubby Program.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Autumn is a great time for you and your students to explore the unique fauna and flora that Phillip Island has to offer. Discover attractions, self-guided tours or book a guided tour with a ranger.

Nature Parks is a self-funded organisation, meaning that booking an excursion contributes to world leading conservation, research and education programs.

Find out more at Phillip Island Nature Parks.

South Gippsland Conservation Society

The South Gippsland Conservation Society provides a range of programs that school groups can book. Programs include excursions to the Inverloch area and other parts of Bass Coast and South Gippsland to learn about rock pooling, coastal and estuarine ecology, human impacts, plastics in the marine environment, forests and woodlands, and climate change.

For more information, visit Bunurong Coast Education.

Apply for an Environmental Detectives activity in 2023

The Environmental Detectives school education activity program endeavors to connect students to a sense of wonder and help them develop a sense of care for the natural environment. The program also gives students an insight into the extraordinary complexity and integrity of the natural world and the role it plays in our wellbeing. With limited spaces available for the Environmental Detectives Program this year, get in quick to learn about your local environment.

Find out more at Bass Coast Landcare Network.

Baw Baw Sustainability Network Events

Baw Baw Sustainability Network holds monthly events covering a wide range of topics including gardening, reducing waste, energy efficiency and more!

This month follow along as you are taught:

  • How to Achieve Energy Freedom
  • How We Can Build Sustainably and Flourish.

For more information, visit Baw Baw Sustainability Network.


Hepburn Shire Council Incursions

With the introduction of Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO), Hepburn Shire is in an opportune time to educate students about sustainability. The Council is offering workshops on waste, biodiversity and energy, to give students knowledge on how to best support the environment.

For more information, contact Hepburn Shire Council.

Local sustainability workshops

Free workshops are available for staff, students and the school community focusing on sustainability and regeneration. If you want to reduce waste, save costs on energy and water, and get to know your local environment these workshops are the answer.

For further information, contact Inga.Hamilton@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Friends of Canadian Corridor

The Friends of Canadian Corridor continue their amazing work with upcoming events.

An active group, they encourage community interaction through their website and support schools in the education of students. Some of their projects include the Ballarat to Buninyong Forest River Loop. Their clear purpose is to link the community with Woowookarung Regional Park and the Canadian Corridor.

For more information visit, Friends of Canadian Corridor.


Halve Waste Excursions

Halve Waste offers a range of free waste education opportunities for schools in Albury City, City of Wodonga, Federation Council, Greater Hume Council and the Shires of Indigo and Towong. The sessions are designed to educate students about how waste and recycling impacts the environment, and how students can reduce their waste at home and school.

Find out more at Halve Waste.

Waste Education

Schools in Strathbogie, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Greater Shepparton are all eligible for Waste Education sessions through your local council.

Grace Davis-Willams delivers an array of waste themed sessions to teachers and primary and secondary students in the Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi council regions so please get in touch at Grace.Davis-Williams@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

Whilst Hilary Grigg can be contacted in Greater Shepparton to explore waste education. Contact Hilary.Grigg@shepparton.vic.gov.au to find out more.

Biodiversity Education

Water and Biodiversity Education is available for all schools within the Greater Shepparton region, with schools eligible for FREE RiverConnect sessions. Please contact Allison Trethowan at allison.trethowan@shepparton.vic.gov.au for more information.

Green Grants Program

The Green Grant Program (Murrindindi) focuses on our impact area of environment and sustainability. The Foundation is seeking to support community organisations to deliver environmental projects or programs that have a positive impact on the local environment and/or promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Individual projects up to a maximum of $500 will be considered with applications closing 31 March.

Find out more at Green Grants Program.

World Wildlife Day

RiverConnect, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network and Bohollow Enviro Ed invite you to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

Activities will include live local wildlife and talks by local wildlife expert and shelter operator Kirsty Ramadan from Bohollow Wildlife Shelter and Bohollow Enviro Ed.

Find out more at Greater Shepparton.

Yarka’s Creation

17 March to 2 April 2023.

Search for Tammy-Lee’s animals and learn some Yorta Yorta Language!

Yorta Yorta artist Tammy-Lee Atkinson’s series of artworks Yarka’s Creation is on display at businesses around Greater Shepparton.

Find out more at Yarka’s Creations.

Possum Magic

Riverlinks and Monkey Baa Theatre Company present Possum Magic. On 12 May.

Mem Fox and Julie Vivas' beloved picture book Possum Magic has enchanted children for decades and Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the paper and ink to life on stage once again! The magical stage adaption of the beloved Australian story is back to celebrate its 40th birthday!

For more information, visit Riverlinks.

Cultural Diversity Week - Arts for All, Cobram

Aboriginal Dot Painting Workshop on Sunday 26 March, by Deadly Art Numurkah - all materials provided for $20 per person.

Find out more at Cobram Moira Shire.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Wangaratta, 27 to 28 April 2023.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and the Storey Treehouses will excite, educate, and entertain new readers and first-time theatregoers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children's books ever written.

Find out more about the show at Wangaratta Arts and Convention Centre.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Mansfield, 2 to 9 July 2023.

Working with Taungurung Land and Waters Council and Gadhaba Local Aboriginal Network, Mansfield Shire Council is proud to present a FREE weeklong program packed full of activities, movies, art and more.

For more information, visit Mansfield Shire Council.

Loddon Mallee

Zoo’s Victoria - Kyabram Fauna Park

Thousands of teachers are using Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction Schools Program to bring real-world education into their classroom. Engage your students at Kyabram Fauna Park through excursions, digital programs, teaching resources and professional development… and make a difference.

For more information, visit Zoos Victoria.

Greater Bendigo Climate Summit

The Greater Bendigo Climate Summit will be held on 26 and 27 May. The summit will bring together people, communities, schools organisations and government to celebrate climate actions to date and commit to working towards zero emissions together by 2030.

Find out more at Greater Bendigo Climate Collaboration, City of Greater Bendigo.

Waste Education

City of Greater Bendigo is offering free waste education sessions to local secondary colleges and primary schools. The sessions run for 35-45 minutes (around 25 minutes for prep and grade one students). Sessions are tailored to accommodate group sizes, age ranges, and include group games, activities, worksheets, and presentations (secondary). Students who attend a session are also provided with a take home pack.

For further education contact the Resource Recovery and Education team on 1300 002 642 or RR.education@bendigo.vic.gov.au.

Macedon Ranges RSS Network Meeting

On 8 March teachers from schools across the Macedon Ranges gathered to discuss their progress implementing sustainable practices. Gisborne Primary School hosted the event, and the teachers were joined by representatives from Council, Landcare, and the local water authority. Plans are underway for a follow-up event in Term 2, and this time student sustainability leaders from all schools will come together to discuss school successes.

For more information and to get involved, email Debbie.Rovere@sustainability.vic.gov.au.

Macedon Ranges Waste Education

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