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Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) – School Activity

Standout Sustainable Excursion

The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) is a Sustainable Education Centre, showcasing and promoting sustainable living.

Set on 5.3 hectares in Mt Annan, this unique facility, generates its own power, recycles, reuses rain and waste-water and manages all organic waste on site. The Centre is guaranteed to impress, boasting all aspects of gardening, eco building and technology, green energy, as well as offering a variety of workshops.

Highlights

  • Set on 5.3 hectares in Mt Annan, this unique facility, generates its own power, recycles, reuses rain and waste-water and manages all organic waste on site.
  • The Centre is guaranteed to impress, boasting all aspects of gardening, eco building and technology, green energy, as well as offering a variety of workshops.

Description

At MCSL, students of all ages can experience firsthand how we can all help our environment, whilst meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

During the 4-hour program, students will tour the MCSL site learning about sustainability, recycling, reducing and reusing, plant care, green energy, water and waste collecting as well as visiting our local favourites, Lulu the pig, Belle the Darama Sheep and Marco the rooster.

Excursion Options

  • Excursion 1: Learn all about Sustainability and cool ways to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Learn about Composting, Worm Farming, Reducing Rubbish and making a newspaper pot with a seedling.
  • Excursion 2: Learn all about Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy and how power is generated from the environment. Learn about Solar, Hydro-Electric, Wind energy and Fossil Fuels.

Facilitator Profile

In HSIE, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales.
  • develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places, and environments.
  • apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

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