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Unfortunately I had to tell our Guinea pigs this morning that the silly season is over. We are back to our normal trading hours and taking bookings for term 1 so get in quick to make sure you get the bookings you want. ... See MoreSee Less

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Trying to wake up in 2021, just 5 more minutes? The NEC team would like to wish a safe and happy 2021! ... See MoreSee Less

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Merry Christmas! From all the staff and animals at the NEC we hope you have a safe and joyful day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is our last day of trading for the year, we will be closed until the 13th of January. We would like to thank all our members for their amazing ongoing support through what was a tumultuous year. It was a great way to finish the year receiving this piece of work from students at Sturt St Community School. It is an amazing combination of studying the Greek Language, taxonomy and art all in one using our educational resources. ... See MoreSee Less

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We here at the NEC are proud to welcome Steve Walker as our newest Patron! We are grateful to have the input and assistance of such a knowledgeable and well respected environmentalist at the centre.

As an Education Officer with Green Adelaide and Frog Watch Co-ordinator, his work supports environmental learning around Adelaide just as the Centre aims to do.

"My role has a broad focus on supporting local schools and preschools to plan and undertake sustainability initiatives that enable students, teachers, school staff and the broader school community to take action on local issues. I work within the Central team and as part of the wider Green Adelaide education team to help schools and preschools embed sustainability into their learning programs and management practices." - Steve Walker

Welcome aboard Steve!
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A bit late for the school term but just in time for Christmas we have a number of Wanderer Caterpillars and Spiny Leaf Insect Nymphs available for purchase. For just $5.00 each you get your insect, a care sheet and ongoing support from our staff. A great gift for children who are interested in the natural world and the fascinating minibeasts who inhabit it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Following today’s announcement for 6 day closure we are recalling all our live animals from loan. Please return them ASAP or if you are having difficulties doing so please call 8357 3413 or 0435 602 155 to negotiate a solution.

The NEC team hope everyone is staying safe out there and we can all get through this together.
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