Education Visits

We offer experiences for institutions (eg. Scouts) and students from primary to university level. Our workshops provide a fun and enriching outdoor experience to engage students in conservation.

Our workshops are designed to be hands-on and have a strong team emphasis that will leave students with new skills and knowledge.

What Your Visit Might Look Like

Day 1:

16:00 Group arrives at Arid Recovery, welcome, safety induction
16:30 Set up the campsite and bedrooms
17:00 Cage trapping workshop (set up the traps)
17:30 Natural history walk to the viewing platform for sunset
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Nocturnal walk to the viewing hide
19:30 Animal processing
21:00 Lights out

Day 2:

07:30 Breakfast
08:00 Scats and Tracks workshop
09:30 Fence building workshop
11:30 Pack up and depart

Why not stay another night and add some of our other workshops?
Available Workshops


Day Reserve workshops 2 hrs
(up to 25 students)

Sunset Natural History Walk and Spotlighting 2 hrs
(up to 25 students)

Nocturnal Reserve workshops - including trapping and processing (up to 25 students) 2.5 hrs

Day workshops at your institution - local 1.5 hrs
(up to 15 students)

Student Age

Pre-school to Year 2
Year 3 to Year 6
Year 7 and above

Accommodation Type

Reserve - Bunkhouse (12 beds available)
Reserve - camping


$200 per group minimum,
$10 additional person thereafter

$200 per group minimum,
$10 additional person thereafter

$330 per group minimum,
$20 additional person thereafter

$100 per group minimum,
$5 additional person thereafter

Teachers Included



$15 pp pn
$10 pp pn
Reserve Facilities
  • Bunk room accommodation - two rooms with 6 bunk beds and mattresses in each
  • Hot shower
  • Flushing toilets - two
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    (fridge, gas stove, barbecue and crockery and cutlery
    (can be hired in sets of 4))
  • Tables, chairs etc
  • Large veranda
  • Laundry sink
  • Car parking
  • Space for tents and caravans
  • Limited solar power
    (Important for running the fridge and lighting. Can be used to charge equipment, but plugging too many items in at once may cause an overload and loss of power.)
  • No phone or office facilities are available at the Reserve
    (However, mobile coverage for Telstra and Optus is available in most areas)

We take safety seriously and encourage teachers and supervising adults to read the risk assessment and be familiar with safety procedures relating to a visit to the Arid Recovery Reserve.

Schools Risk Assessment