A place of wonder and whimsy, the Northern Territory offers an array of inspiring and educational experiences for students to engage in, many of which are built around strong links with the Australian Curriculum including Humanities and Social Science, Aboriginal Histories and Culture, Science and Sustainability.
With news that NT Learning Adventures has extended their $1,000 school education grant, we’re spotlighting our top picks for attractions and educational programs in the Northern Territory.
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walk in the footsteps of the ancient inhabitants of the Central Australian desert and learn about their lifestyle and culture at the Alice Springs Desert Park. The world-class nature park is a real life lesson in ecology as students explore the desert flora and fauna and wildlife.
The Earth Sanctuary is committed to advancing the field of sustainability through research and development. The sanctuary offers students clear examples of sustainable living in action through 6 core categories of energy, water, shelter, food, utilities and wellbeing. The sanctuary also explores indigenous customs which support their shared values of protecting, conserving and celebrating the natural world.
Lilla Community Experience
During this four hour guided experience students will be immersed in Aboriginal history and culture. Beginning with a cultural welcoming ceremony, students will embark on a guided walk around Lilla and areas of cultural significance. They’ll learn about Indigenous artefacts including the Boomerang and how to paint the traditional way of the Luritja people. Students can also look forward to learning about the Lilla community’s history through Dreamtime storytelling.
Here students will join traditional Aboriginal Artists and learn about the significance of their artwork as they create their own. The artwork depicts the stories behind Uluru and Kata Tjuta and will uncover the meanings of many traditional icons.
Darwin Military Museum
At the Darwin Military Museum, students will be immersed in Australia’s military history and examine items such as WWII vehicles, uniforms and various pieces of weaponry. Throughout the Defense of Darwin experience, students will learn the story of the first WWII enemy attacks on Australian soil through a multimedia display.
For full terms and conditions of the school excursion grant visit NT Learning Adventures website.
WorldStrides tours to the Northern Territory begin from $1,012 per student departing Victoria and $1,072 per student departing New South Wales. Prices are subject to availability and vary based on your tour numbers, departure location and mode of transport.