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 is a 2.2 ha revegetated site, modelled on natural ecosystems that once existed in the McLaren Vale region. Officially opening in 2000, 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 experience hands-on activities through a range of learning areas including macro-invertebrate investigation, native fauna monitoring and vegetation associations.

Recognition of achievement awards

The EcoClassroom has received much recognition and has been the recipient of a number of awards locally, nationally and internationally.

In 2018 the EcoClassroom won the Open Category of the City of Onkaparinga  Mayor's Garden Award for Outstanding Winning Garden.

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