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Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre is a NSW Department of Education facility located 20 minutes NE of Lismore. Experienced teachers provide sustainability, cultural and environmental programs for students K-12 at the centre, within schools and at a variety of other sites. Centre Facilities • Two dormitories with 18 beds each, showers and a separate staff bedroom • Camping area for larger groups • Stainless steel kitchen with industrial appliances • Outdoor cooking and covered eating area • Classroom with audio visual equipment • Native... Read more

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The 2017 Threatened Species Children's Art Competition is open from June 5 to August 4

The 2017 Threatened Species Children's Art Competition is open from June 5 to August 4 to all primary aged children in NSW and the ACT. Fifty finalists' works will hang in a two week exhibition in September, with winners announced on September 7, Threatened Species Day. threatened species art comp... Read more

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Arts Camp 2016

DEEC was successful in gaining arts funding again!

Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre is once again hosting another fabulous Artist in Residence Environmental Arts Camp program for selected Stage 3 students. The camp dates are June 20-22 Week 9 Term 2. Students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside professionals artists at DEEC gaining skills in visual and performing arts. Final works will be displayed in a public Art Exhibition. As DEEC was successful in gaining arts funding again this allows us to offer this amazing camp at a very reduced rate! $65 for 3 days including... Read more

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Cross current collaborative project

On the 29th of November, DEEC helped out with a special Southern Cross School of Distance Education (SCSDE) event at South Ballina beach and Lennox Heads featuring dance group, The Deadly Bunarm's, along with other community organisations. The Deadly Bunarms, translated as "The Deadly Brothers", are a group of young men from the Lismore area who are currently in their last year of studies at the SCSDE and have been dancing together since they were kids. They pride themselves on keeping their Indigenous culture alive through dance.... Read more

History Program school house

Introducing our New Stage 2-3 History Program

New Stage 2-3 History Day Program: A day program that can stand alone or become part of a 2-3 day camp. The emphasis will be on the 1880's-wayof life of the Cedar Getters and their families, how this changed the Bundjalung Nation's lives and the impact it had on Country. Students will be taken back to a bygone era and take part in activities like butter-making, role play, old school house etc. Stage 2-3 History 2 Day Program: On the second day, students meet an archaeologist, examine artefacts, take part in an actual dig and draw conclusions... Read more

Entomologist Dr Norteen examining invertebrates at Dorroughby

Book our exciting stage 2 science program DorroughBUGS

Dorrough bugs –stage 2 on site at Dorroughby EEC or as an incursion at your school. Become an entomologist for a day and find out why bugs are important using an interactive story thread concept. Immerse yourself in role play that begins before you arrive with an invitation to an entomologists' conference and continues after you leave with a post conference report. Catch and classify bugs in the field and log data about your find in a citizen sceince program then view them under our microscopes. Students meet a villain that is determined to... Read more


Aboriginal Education Program at Dorroughby EEC

Dorroughby EEC's Aboriginal Studies program is called ‘Garrima' (modern Bundjaling word for respect) and emphasizes the importance of the Widjabul / Wiyabul people (who are part of the broader Bundjalung Nation) as the traditional owners of the land at and near our centre. The Garrima program will use approved methods and content by the AECG and the Bundjalung Elders Council, to teach about the traditional lifestyles, connection to place, plants, tools, land uses and sustainability practices of the Widjabul / Wiyabul people. On Wednesday 28th... Read more