Merri Creek Management Committee


Galada Tamboore video stillWe can work with you to create suitable engaging activities and experiences in great nearby natural areas. Merri Creek Management Committee’s expert environmental education staff recognise traditional owners when they support your community or school group to learn about local biodiversity and waterways.

Merri Creek Management Committee provides schools and community groups with engaging and diverse environmental education opportunities to learn about the native flora and fauna of the Merri Creek and other nearby waterways in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and beyond.

Our three minute film - Celebrating Merri Creek's Local Biodiversity - vividly illustrates our approaches to environmental education.

Australia’s gum trees can guide student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking entry for STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) as well as Law and Language. This three minute video - Gum tree learning: Inspiring primary educators to teach with Australian eucalypts provides teacher support for the cross-cultural curriculum priority (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures). Use in the classroom and pause to focus on different elements.  Further information on this video can be found hereFunded by Eucalyptus Australia

Schools' Environmental Education Programs (Pre-school to Tertiary level)

We provide various environmental education programs from Pre-school to Tertiary level including
Waterwatch, Storming for Cleaner Water, Learning Grounds, Common Grounds, Visual Arts, Indigenous Cultural Heritage, and a myrid of catchment activities that cover a broad spectrum of the Victorian Curriculum. 

 

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 Indigenous Indigenous

A program funded by The Ian Potter Foundation and The Council of Australian Museum Directors to develop and deliver programs to highlight Indigenous cultural heritage of the Merri Creek catchment. Click here to view video and find out more.

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

Since Merri Creek's catchment is home to people from over 100 language groups, MCMC's commitment to community engagement connects it with an exceedingly diverse community.

These communities are referred to as CaLD communities to acknowledge their Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. Contact us for guided ecotours that can be tailored to your groups.

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Indigenous Garden Programs

Programs include Learning Grounds and Common Grounds.

 

For more information about our environmental education offerings, please get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ph. 9380-8199

Merri Events Calendar

21 Nov 2018;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Discovering the Frogs of Edwardes Lake, Reservoir

23 Nov 2018;
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Nature Play at Clifton Hill

23 Nov 2018;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Discover the Frogs of the Merri Edgars wetlands

24 Nov 2018;
10:30AM - 01:30PM
Aitken Creek Walk/or Bike Tour - Now CANCELLED

25 Nov 2018;
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Merri Bird Survey 4 for 2018 (continued) - Friends of Merri Creek

28 Nov 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteering - Fawkner