We will be closed for Christmas at 5.30 on Thursday 20th December, please ensure all loans are returned by then.
The Nature Education Centre (NEC) is an Adelaide based not-for-profit organisation that provides a hands-on approach to learning about the environment.

WHAT WE DO

The NEC makes school visits, and loans animals, natural history specimens and a range of fascinating kits to our loyal and engaged members in order to get young people interested in the study of nature. We service schools in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Become an NEC Member today!

let us visit you

Have our Education Officer visit you with a range of exciting native animals for your students to study and touch. Click here for information on our talks.

Sponsorship and Volunteers

The NEC relies heavily on donations, sponsorship and volunteer assistance. Individual animals or cages of animals may be sponsored. Volunteers may start at 15 years of age and can be involved in animal care, educational events and resources or administration. Donations and community support are always appreciated.

Humble Beginnings

The NEC was started as a project with the South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) and is run as a non-profit organisation sharing a common passion for the study and preservation of our natural environment. Visit SASTA's website here.