From the 02/11 – 06/11, the ASMS will present a different set of opportunities for Central Studies students to choose a unique adventure for learning.
The key event for this week is in preparation for the Earth Summit, with opportunities for week-long Field Trips. There will be a local program at the ASMS for those who choose not to go on the camps.
The Earth Summit is an opportunity for students to take on the role of a delegate of a country or region of South Australia to debate and decide on a global issue. As this year is the International year of Soils, the overarching theme of the Earth Summit is soil use through the lens of ecological, social and economic sustainability. The week 4 adventures will be about students exploring and understanding a countries/regions perspectives. The concluding performances will take place at the ASMS during week 6.
Students who choose an Earth Summit Field Trip will need to return the nomination form by Friday 11th September. There are limited places in each of these trips and they will be filled on a first come first in basis.
Special activities could include: Naracoorte, including the Naracoorte caves, Bool Lagoon Mt Gambier and Robe.
Accommodation: Wirreanda Bunk House (Naracoorte), Mt Gambier Jail, Tarooki Campsite (Robe)
Clare and the Riverland
Special activities could include: Visits to Food Farm in Gawler, tours of vineyards (Banrock Station), orchards to explore sustainable practices, Murray River study.
Accommodation: Emmaus (Near Halbury), Ankara Youth Camp (Walkers’ Flat)
Special activities could include: Visits to Wilpena Pound, Historic Blinman copper mine (going underground), Brachina Gorge.
Accommodation: Merna Mora Station (near Wilpena Pound).
Special activities could include: Visits to Port Lincoln Conservation Park & CFS Headquarters, Coffin Bay Oyster Farm & Abalone Farm, Cowell aquaculture, Tulka Bay Tuna Farm.
Accommodation: Thuruna Campsite, North Shields.
Olympic Dam and Far North
Special activities: Arid Recovery Project north of Olympic Dam with a range of activities, tour of the Olympic Dam surface operations, Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, Wadlata Outback Centre, Woomera Historic Rocket Park, night time astronomical observations with the large telescope and astronomical binoculars.
Accommodation: 2 nights Arid Recovery Project bush camping OR ATCO hut (no showers), Eldo Motel Woomera – 1 night in motel style rooms and fully catered, 1 night Spear Creek Caravan Park in the bunkhouse– students will need to provide sleeping bags, pillows, towels and tents if they want to bush camp at the Arid Recovery Project.