Environmental Education - Excursions & Incursions

Whitehorse City Council’s Environmental Education Program is a free service run by Council officers and a team of volunteers.

The program provides environmental and sustainability education for local schools, pre-schools and a diverse range of community groups.

Please contact our Environment and Education Team for more details.

Topics explored include:

  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Adaptations
  • Water
  • Earth’s Resources
  • Daily and Seasonal Change
  • Human Impact
  • Whitehorse Through Time
  • Cultural Heritage

Most visits are to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and Yarran Dheran, but other sites including incursions can be arranged.

A series of these activities have been aligned with The Victorian Curriculum F-10 and selected VCE subjects.


Share your love of nature with your community. We are looking for volunteers to help deliver a wide range of environmental education programs.

Preschool age children playing in nature

Early Years Incursions and Excursions

Primary school children sorting waste activity

Primary School Incursions and Excursions

Secondary School students at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

Secondary School Incursions and Excursions

Community group listening to speaker at Yarran Dheran Information Centre

Community Groups