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Bush tucker. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Jaime Plaza

Bush tucker

Bush tucker is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) school excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park which focuses on HSIE. Join our Aboriginal Discovery rangers for an easy walk along the forested banks of Bonville Creek, to investigate the rich diversity of plants and animals in this park.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
Where
Bongil Bongil National Park in North Coast
Rainforest seeds and fruits. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Simone Cottrell

Investigating rainforests at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Investigating rainforests is a school excursion in Budderoo National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE. Experience a true rainforest with buttressed trees, strangler figs, hanging vines, epiphytic orchids and ferns and learn about the animals and other living things that depend on the forest.

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

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
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
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Exploring Rosewood Creek track, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia

Sensing the rainforest

Sensing the rainforest is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) school excursion in Dorrigo National Park, which focuses on HSIE. Students will explore the wonders of the rainforest - observing, listening, touching, smelling and searching to discover this special environment. It's a fun program for all ages, adults included.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
WilderQuest activity, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH

Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) HSIE school excursion, exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Through first-hand experiences, you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People - how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories.

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

Weekdays all year.

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in North Coast
Looking for gold in the pan, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH

It's gold!

This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
Where
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area in North Coast
Education Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Mystery of the bush banquet

Mystery of the bush banquet is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Students will get a partly coded invitation to a bush banquet, and participate in activities and games to understand how energy flows through food chains. Each activity gives you a clue to crack the coded message on the invitation.

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

Weekdays October to May.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
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