Arid Recovery Education Centre
Field classroom for wildlife education and visitors to the arid zone
Total funding requested
How will funding be spent?
We will make a large classroom and bunkrooms for overnight camps as well as day visitors to the Education Centre.
The funding will be spent on placing and retrofitting second hand buildings that have been donated by the Roxby Downs Caravan Park. Funds will go into new flooring, fixtures, an outdoor deck, wiring and furniture (chairs, bunks, projector screen).
How will the project be delivered?
We have drafted a building plan for the project and will source materials with help from Arid Recovery volunteers and local businesses. The Rotary Club have generously offered to retrofit the donated buildings with their team of tradies.
Works can start in March and be finished in July.
How will the project benefit the region?
The Arid Recovery Reserve protects the most wild bilbies in South Australia. The new Education Centre will enable even more school children, community groups and tourists to encounter these special animals.
Large groups of students will be able to stay overnight at the Reserve among the bilbies and bettongs and learn what it is to be a conservation scientist through hands-on workshops.
The Centre will also encourage more visitors to the region and give a boost to businesses that serve tourists
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About Arid Recovery
We look after wildlife in arid South Australia and bring the wonder of animals like bilbies and bettongs to the community through education programs, tours and community events as a not-for-profit organisation.
Arid Recovery hosts school and university groups on camps where students meet rare animals up close and learn the science behind how to conserve them. Over 1000 people come on wildlife encounter tours each year & we regularly host community events in Roxby Downs, Andamooka and the region