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Aboriginal Discovery Rangers, Blue Waterholes campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Aboriginal customs and practices

Aboriginal customs and practices is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on HSIE. Discover the secrets of the didgeridoo, use clapsticks and play along with a yidaki. Try your hand at tool or jewellery making, and learn about collecting and using materials from the environment.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Charlottes Pass lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Going up the mountain

Going up the mountain is a school excursion in Kosckiuszko National Park for Stage 6 (Years 11-12) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Students will observe, record and compare the geology, soil, weather, native plants, animals and human use of the montane, sub-alpine and alpine ecosystems.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
KLA
Geography
When

Weekdays November to May.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Education Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Kosciuszko gameshow

Kosciuszko gameshow is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Students will gather clues about the natural and cultural heritage of the Snowy Mountains from the displays in Kosciuszko Education Centre and use this information to compete as teams in a television-style game show.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Snowy mountains, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Above the treeline

Above the treeline is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on geography as a KLA. Explore the interactions of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere in the alpine area on a guided walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko or to picturesque, glacial Blue Lake.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
KLA
Geography
When

Weekdays November to April.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Ingo Oeland

Biodiversity survey

The biodiversity survey school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 4 (Years 7-8) students focuses on science. Investigate what 'biodiversity' means and use field equipment to assess the biodiversity of sample quadrats along a transect in the montane forest.

Stage
Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
KLA
Science
When

Weekdays November to May.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) threatened species, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: L Broome/OEH

Kosciuszko - a special place

Kosciuszko a special place school excursion and presentation is for Stage 6 (Years 11-12) focusing on geography as a KLA. This excursion highlights the unique natural and cultural features of Kosciuszko National Park interaction of the four spheres, human impact and park management. Students have the opportunity to question a NPWS education officer.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
KLA
Geography
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Aboriginal Discovery rangers, Blue Waterholes campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Aboriginal identity

Aboriginal identity is a school excursion for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on HSIE. Many images and icons associated with Australia come from the identity, culture and life of Aboriginal people - like the boomerang, didgeridoo, art, music and bush tucker.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
When
Weekdays all year.
Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Education Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Kosciuszko gameshow

Kosciuszko gameshow is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on Science. Students will gather clues about the natural and cultural heritage of the Snowy Mountains from the displays in Kosciuszko Education Centre and use this information to compete as teams in a television-style game show.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
Science and Technology
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Aboriginal Discovery rangers, Blue Waterholes campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Aboriginal stories

Aboriginal stories is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) students which focuses on HSIE. The Wiradjuri, Wolgalu and Ngunawal People, along with the NSW National Parks Aboriginal Discovery program, deliver experiences to build understanding and appreciation for their culture.

Stage
Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
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