Highly Commended Community: La Trobe University

Living Landscapes – Where Science and Art Meet

Through Living Landscapes, La Trobe University created a unique opportunity to connect the community to nature, and the science behind creating a world class Wildlife Sanctuary. The Living landscapes virtual-reality installation allows users the opportunity to design and plant their own plant in a virtual Sanctuary landscape. For every plant drawn an indigenous plant was planted at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary utilises the equipment in their Education experiences, engaging primary, secondary and tertiary students in a new approach to learning about the importance of habitat for the conservation of indigenous plants and animals.