Tatachilla Lutheran College 2017

A nature based outdoor educational facility

Tatachilla Lutheran College has a holistic approach to environmental education through curricular and extra-curricular activities. The College values the importance of teaching sustainable principles and is committed to increasing student awareness of natural system processes. Environmental education empowers the College community with knowledge. The College promotes positive actions, both locally and nationally, by encouraging students to contribute as responsible Australians and interact as global citizens.

The EcoClassroom Sanctuary is a 3.37 ha revegetated site, modelled on natural ecosystems that once existed in the McLaren Vale region. Officially opening in 2000, and later expanded with a second stage in 2016, it is a unique resource, created to develop in students and visitors a sense of the importance of nature and the natural process. The intention is to promote an attitude of enjoyment, whilst at the same time, a caring and responsible approach towards the environment, with the aim of making a difference in the world beyond. The area is home to native fauna including Brush-Tailed Bettongs, Long-Nosed Potoroos and Tammar Wallabies. Students and visitors to the EcoClassroom Sanctuary experience hands-on activities through a range of learning areas including macro-invertebrate investigation, native fauna monitoring and vegetation associations.

EcoClassroom Centre

The EcoClassroom Centre is a rammed earth, sustainably designed building, located near the main entrance of the EcoClassroom Sanctuary. Students, community groups, government and non-government agencies are invited to use the facility and the outdoor learning area as a site for conferences, workshops and forums. We also invite classes from local and wider area schools to book hands-on excursions and events.

Further information

For further information and bookings please contact the Environmental Education Officers at the College by emailing eco@tatachilla.sa.edu.au 

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