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Geological Materials at the Nature Education Centre

01 May 2014

School: Teacher Resources

Category: Teacher Resources

Years: R, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


The Nature Education Centre sells and loans to schools a variety of natural history specimens and geological materials, such as rocks, minerals and fossils. Their aim is to enrich learning by providing children with hands-on experiences and activities.

Contact Details

Address: 505 Fullarton Rd. Netherby 5062 (on the campus of the Urrbrae Education Centre)
Phone: 08 8357 3413
Email: info.Nature908@schools.sa.edu.au
Website: www.nature.sa.edu.au

ABN 39 353 461 298

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm, including school holidays
(Closed on public holidays and for 3 weeks over the Christmas – New Year period)

Membership

Members of the Nature Education Centre pay an annual subscription that entitles them to borrow from the loan collection, receive 10% discount on purchases, and receive NEC newsletters.

The annual subscription for 2014 is $100.00.

Download the Membership Application Form

Non-members may purchase materials.

List of Geological Materials Available

For Sale

Hand Specimens, of a wide range of: (from 80c each)

  • Minerals
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks

Packs of mixed, identified geological specimens, with explanatory notes: $10 per pack

  • Rocks — 2 specimens of each of 11 different rock types, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
  • Minerals — 2 specimens of each of 6 different common minerals.
  • Fossils — 2 specimens of each of 6 different fossils

Wide range of named crystals, mineral specimens and fossils.
From 50c to $12

Variety of polished pebbles
From 40c

Kits for Loan (to members only)

Name of Kit / Cost per Week ($)
Aust. Prehistoric animals & Dinosaurs / 10.00
Caves / 6.00
Crystals / 10.00
Fossils (6) / 4.00
Fossils through the Ages / 10.00
Introduction to Geology (2) / 10.00
Mineral Identification / 8.00
Minerals in our Lives / 4.00
Rock Identification / 8.00
Rocks and Minerals (5) / 4.00
Volcanoes / 6.00