All our programs are tailored to support a chosen unit of study or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our Tertiary Education programs have been developed for specific units of study within a variety Courses (e.g. Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Education, etc.). We can also tailor programs upon request. Our “Mining” excursions involve the exploration of a mine along with nearby farms, communities and power stations. Alternatively, “Mining” incursions involve an interactive PowerPoint presentation with a virtual tour of a local mine. Students learn about the impacts of mining or quarrying on both local communities and the environment. They also learn to evaluate management decisions based on both efficiency and sustainability. These programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on mining.
All Tertiary in-class presentations and “Mining” field trips come with complimentary assessable work-booklets, which are tailored to the requirements of an institution. Our field trips allow for an in-depth, methodical and structured investigation of a mine or quarry. Alternatively, our “Mining” incursion allows students who are unable to participate in a field trip to gain a basic understanding of the impacts of a mine on community and environment through a well-designed in-class presentation.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Mining” excursion. All excursion packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|07:30||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from institutions and airports|
|08:30||Arrive at a dairy farm for Information Session 1: Impact of the Mine on Farmers.|
|09:00||Depart dairy farm for a grain and fodder farm.|
|09:15||Arrive at the grain and fodder farm for Information Session 2: Impact of the Mine on the Environment|
|09:45||Waterway health assessment at the grain and fodder farm|
|10:15||Depart grain and fodder farm for the Mine|
|10:30||Arrive at the Mine for Information Session 3: Impact of the Mine on Regional Towns|
|11:00||Tour of the mine|
|12:30||Waterway health assessment at the mine|
|13:30||Depart the mine for a park in a nearby township|
|14:00||Arrive at the park Enjoy lunch as you watch the town go by|
|14:45||Depart park for the Community Centre within the same township|
|15:00||Information Session 4: What the Mine is doing for the community|
|15:30||Depart Community Centre, back to institution or airport|
|16:00||Arrive back at institution or airport when required|