The Outback Classroom

Science, art and survival skills workshops

 

Kids and caravan and campers can enjoy our new educational attraction at the Let’s Go Caravan and Camping show - the Outback Classroom.

The Outback Classroom offers science, art and survival skills workshops perfect for caravan and campers to take on their next great outdoor adventure.

The attraction will be open for 3-days, on Friday 29 - Sunday 31 of July in the Wayville Pavilion at the Showgrounds.

Caravan and camping travellers are inquisitive and driven to explore the great outdoors. Whether you travel in a motorhome or with a caravan, camper trailer or tent, being in nature and learning about new places is at the very core of why we do what we do.

We know you know how important it is for kids to get outdoors too. To explore new destinations in nature is positive for physical and mental health, brain development, fine motor skills and so much more.

The Outback Classroom aims to connect with the outdoor explorer. Perhaps you’ve been exploring for many years now or you’re at the very beginning of your explorer journey. Despite where you’re at in your journey, come down and connect with your inner explorer at the Outback Classroom this year at the show.

What will I learn and what skills can I gain?

Learn stargazing at the Star Lab
See the stars and learn about our solar system and beyond when you head to the Star Lab. The Star Lab is a large, dome shaped, mobile planetarium. Grab a free ticket at the Star Lab at the show for a 20-minute stargazing experience running every 30 minutes from 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Learn about our environment at the Sustainability Station
Inquisitive about Renewable Energy like solar and wind? Keen to investigate energy conservation and consider environmental issues? Located right next to the Star Lab, walk up to the Sustainability Station which will be open from 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Learn to build shelters using problem solving, teamwork and persistence
Kids and families will use natural materials such as sticks, rope and hessian to create a shelter that would survive a night in the wilderness. Try immersing yourself in your own nature play adventure at the Cubby Building interactive walk-up activity running from 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Learn techniques to do Aboriginal Art using materials found in the outdoors
Book to attend an Aboriginal art class led by Kaurna artists. Paint with ochre to complete an art piece based on traditional symbols in our Ochre Play workshop. Or learn traditional basket weaving techniques with the Southern Elders Weaving Group in our Basket Weaving workshop.
Workshops are 45 minutes and capped at 30 attendees per workshop.

 

If you're interested in these free workshops, book your tickets below to avoid missing out.

Ochre Play Workshop 
On Friday 29 - Sunday 31 
At 11am & 1pm

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Basket Weaving Workshop
On Friday 29 - Sunday 31 
At 12pm & 2pm

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The Outback Classroom has been made possible thanks to National Parks and Wildlife Service.

NPWS manages and protects 358 national parks and reserves which cover 21.6% of South Australia - and 19 marine parks!

These beautiful and valuable protected areas conserve important ecosystems, habitats, flora and fauna, unique land formations, and culturally significant places. They help ensure we continue to have clean air, soil and water, and contribute to global efforts to conserve biodiversity against the impacts of climate change. For First Nations Australians, protected areas are invaluable in maintaining connections to their Country. South Australia's national parks are also a treasure trove of heritage sites that connect visitors to the trials, challenges, and stories of the past.

Come plan your next adventure in parks at the NPWS stand where rangers and volunteers are ready to share their knowledge of these special places. They will also be talking daily at 1.30pm - 2pm on our Wayville Entertainment stage.

 

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Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Show 2022


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