Desert Knowledge Precinct Educational Experiences

Cultural and Theme Tours

Explore the important work of the Desert Knowledge Precinct partners by choosing from a range of experiences that deep dive into one or all four knowledge journeys.

Customised for all age groups and learning levels, engage with the living Arrernte culture – the First Nations people of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) – to discover how Indigenous Knowledge is informing the development of processes and technologies that progress the sustainability of desert and arid zone living.

Begin at the Solar Centre – a global testing facility for a range of solar panel models, providing data access to solar-tech companies around the world.

Visit the Centre for Appropriate Technology which, in collaboration with Geoscience Australia, runs the first and only Aboriginal-owned Satellite Ground Station in Australia – part of a global network of Real Time Earth stations providing data for disaster management.

Hear from the leaders of the Batchelor Institute about their ‘both ways’ philosophy of education, which embraces Indigenous traditional knowledge and Western academic disciplines in a respectful and culturally-inclusive teaching practise.

Take a moment at the Garden of Reflection to acknowledge the Stolen Generations Memorial. Enjoy interactive learning activities to school tours for enhanced learning about solar-powered technologies, drone mapping, Indigenous symbols in art, and hack-a-thon style challenges that test their STEM capabilities.

Ample parking for bus/cars, plus an onsite cafe.

Services

Showcasing the important work of the Desert Knowledge Precinct partners, visitors can gain insight into the ‘two-ways’ knowledge journeys underway at the Precinct.

A full day educational tour caters for all age groups and learning levels and engages visitors with the living Arrernte culture – the First Nations people of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) – to discover how Indigenous Knowledge is informing the development of processes and technologies that progress the sustainability of desert and arid zone communities, both within Australia and around the world.

If your interests are in learning more about Indigenous Culture, Knowledge and Wisdom; renewable energy systems; satellite technology; adapting for climate change and arid zone sustainability; then, please consider this full day educational experience.

Features include: two Speaker Presentations, visits to the DKA Solar Centre, Batchelor Institute, Centre for Appropriate Technology’s RTE ground station satellite dishes, and cost includes breakfast and lunch at the onsite Irrarnte Café.

Disabled Access

Carpark Electric Vehicle Charging Point Family Friendly Public Toilet

Rates

Free Entry

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