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What is the Alice Springs Desert Park?
More about the Park
Desert Rivers Habitat
Sand Country Habitat
Resources for teachers
Connecting with Curriculum
Units of Work
Rock Around the Park
Alice Springs Desert Park website
Arid Zone Gardens wikispace
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Welcome to the Alice Springs Desert Park Education Wiki
This wiki will help you to plan educational visits to the Desert Park.
The Alice Springs Desert Park is a habitat based nature and culture park.Three desert habitats are represented in their entirety
Teachers can self-guide their classes or book a one hour learning in context programs with our specialist staff. These programs support the
in multiple areas. Programs, booking forms and safety information:
The plants and animals are shown as part of the habitat in which they are usually found.
Butterfly on poached egg daisy flowers
A well camouflaged long nosed dragon
Stories of how people have lived and continue to live as part of these ecosystems are illustrated. The roles of fire and water are presented. The overall focus is on how both living and non-living components of these habitats are linked in complex webs of interdependence.
can all be found on the
Desert Park Website
in the 'For Kids and Students' section.
Major Features of the Desert Park:
· Exhibition Centre with displays and a film introducing life in the desert over time
· Three arid zone habitats:-
· Aviaries in every habitat
· Many species of desert plants with labels explaining Aboriginal use
including threatened species of the arid zone
· Walk through kangaroo exhibit
featuring desert birds
A visit to the Desert Park will give students:
· An understanding that the country around them is alive, exciting and dynamic
· An awareness of the complexity of the habitats they encounter
. An appreciation that the desert is an enjoyable place to visit and worth protecting
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