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School Programs

 At MCSL, students of all ages (Child Care Centres,Years K-12, Stages 1 to 6, plus tertiary students) and community groups can experience first hand how we can all help society 'go green' in both our built and the natural environment. 

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.

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. 

We can tailor tours to address any curriculum need 

 Centre Tours

General MCSL site tours lasts one to one and a half hours and cost $5.00 per person/student, let us know the date your group is planning on coming to the Centre and we'll organise a guided tour for you.     

 

OOSH School Holiday Program

Group Bookings only, made through Fun Day Out on 0421633369  

 School Holiday programs, 4x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs Oosh groups etc. The group will tour the MCSL site learning about sustainability, gardening,  reduce, and reuse, plants, green energy, water and waste collecting.

 

MCSL Half Day School Excursions (2hrs of Hands on Interactive Learning)

Discover and Tour around The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living. Learn about sustainability, Chemical Free farming and recycling. Learn how to reduce your waste by worm farming/composting. Experience green energy, fossil fuels and visit MCSL’s chickens, pig and sheep. Let’s go on a scavenger and a bug hunt through MCSL’s vegetable gardens or make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home.


A special Place – Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Let’s go on an interactive sustainable scavenger hunt through MCSL’s Vegetable garden, farm and Eco Buildings.  Is your special place sustainable?

Habitat Hunters - Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn all about MCSL’s farm animals and what role they play in sustainability. Say hello to Lulu the pig, Bella the Sheep and Marc the Rooster

Water in My World- Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn about MCSL’s aquaponic system and how we use water and animals to grow food plants.

 Garden Safari- Compost- Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn about Compost systems and mini beasts in our compost and how they reduce food waste.

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Garden Safari-Worms-Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn about worm farms and mini beasts in our worm farm and how they reduce food waste.

 Connection and Country- (run by a trained bush tucker chef)-Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn about MCSL’s edible bush tucker food grown in our garden and undertake a cooking class straight from the bush tucker garden.

 Thankyou Plants & Paddock to Plate - Program includes 2x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce, and reuse. Learn how to make a paper pot and plant a vegetable seed to take home.

Price: $250.00 per excursion up to 25 students. $10.00 per student thereafter


MCSL Full Day School Excursions (4hrs of Hands on Interactive Learning))

 

Discover and Tour around The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living. Learn about sustainability, Chemical Free farming and recycling. Learn how to reduce your waste by worm farming/composting. Experience green energy, fossil fuels and visit MCSL’s chickens, pig and sheep. Let’s go on a scavenger and a bug hunt through MCSL’s vegetable gardens or make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home.


 Primary School Excursions to MCSL - Group Bookings 25 students or more 

Programs of 4x hours of nature, learning, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs School groups. The group will tour the MCSL site learning about sustainability, gardening,  reduce, and reuse, our animals Lulu the Pig, Belle the Sheep and Marco the Rooster, plants, green energy, water and waste collecting.

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.

Special Requirements:

  • Enclosed footwear (NO THONGS OR SANDALS)
  • Appropriate clothing especially if cold or wet, and sunscreen and sunhat
  • Students will need to bring their morning tea and lunch.

 Price: $375.00 per excursion up to 25 students. $15.00 per student thereafter


High School/TAFE or Uni Excursions to MCSL

 

Discover and Tour around The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living. Learn about sustainability, Chemical Free farming and recycling. Learn how to reduce your waste and the science behind  worm farming/composting. Experience green energy, fossil fuels and visit MCSL’s chickens, pig and sheep. Let’s go on a scavenger and a bug hunt through MCSL’s vegetable gardens or make a paper pot and plant a seed to take home.


Program of 4x hours of learning about Sustainability for High school, TAFE and/or University students from

12-18yrs and over.  The group will tour the MCSL site learning about sustainability, gardening, reduce,   and reuse, animal care, plants, green energy, water and waste collecting.

 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.

Excursion 3: Food Waste and Avoidance. Learn all about food wastage in the Hospitality Industry. Learn how to answer HSC Hospitality/Sustainablility Questions.  

Special Requirements:

  • Enclosed footwear (NO THONGS OR SANDALS)
  • Appropriate clothing especially if cold or wet, and sunscreen and sunhat
  • Students will need to bring their morning tea and lunch.

   Cost:  $500 for 25 student and $20 per student thereafter 


 INCURSIONS TO YOUR CHILD CARE CENTRE 

The Centre will come to your ChildCare Centre. Don't wait, ring and get the best sustainable teaching for your students. 

For Child Care Centres-1-2hour of learning about, recycle, reduce and reuse for 6-12yrs groups.  The group will learn about

Wormfarming or Composting or Gardening (No Dig) or Recycling.

Cost:  $250 per childcare Centre plus Travel Costs

 

Teachers Education Workshops in Energy, Waste, Recycling & Sustainability-Teacher Excursions

We will update your skills in sustainability in a 3 hours or 8 hour training session for Primary and High School teachers. A fun workshop for teachers to learn all about the science of composting and worm farming, recycling, seedling planting, science of no dig gardens, renewable energy and much more

Cost: $750 for 12 teacher and $60 thereafter - Group bookings only 

           

 Please call Helen on 46479828 for more information about the topics available.

Bookings can be made at the centre on 46 479828 or  info@mcsl.org.au

For more Information about our centre can be found us

 www.mcsl.org.au

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