The Manly Environment Centre (MEC) is an environmental educator. If you’re a teacher check out our free virtual excursions. If you’re a tertiary student, find out about our student projects. We also offer internships to help you gain experience and volunteer work for Duke of Edinburgh participants.


You won’t need to leave school to visit the MEC. Our free digital excursions are lively and informative and cover two of the three cross-curriculum priorities including Sustainability and ATSI histories and cultures. Our excursions are available to any school in Australia, take a look at what's on and book now.

Student projects

If you’re a TAFE or university student and would like to undertake a student project with the MEC, contact us by email. We have supported students with teaching kits, marketing and PR, website assistance, Manly flora and fauna, Manly Lagoon, energy efficiency, waste, water and a whole lot more. 


If you are interested in an environmental internship, email us with a brief cover letter and your CV. We have a fabulous program and you’ll be involved in research projects, event organisation, marketing and creative work aligned with your skill level. We have hosted interns from Australia and many other countries. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

If you’re completing your bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, come and work experience with us. You’ll be involved in a range of exciting projects and events that will help you complete your award and give you some fabulous skills for the future. Email us to enrol.