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Learning about the environment in nature

A young student playing in nature
19 July 2021

South Australian students will learn more about their local environment as a part of the curriculum under a new partnership between the Education and Environment departments.

Not only will students experience the great outdoors and improve their knowledge of the environment, it could also lead to building life skills and future employment.

Foundational work will be done by both departments to support curriculum development for learning areas, pairing environmental and curriculum expertise for all students.

Students will also get to learn about conservation and sustainability through immersive experiences at places such as Glenthorne National Park, botanic gardens and Cleland Wildlife Park.

They will hear direct from professionals who live and breathe the environment, conservation and sustainability.

The world-class program will support pathways for students in industries such as conversation and land management, agriculture and animal care, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry.

It falls under the state government’s Environmental Education Action Plan 2021-2024.