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Exploring Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Rainforest interactions

Rainforest interactions is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Budderoo National Park which focuses on geography as a KLA. You'll undertake a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students learn how an understanding of these factors is needed for sustainable management.

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

Weekdays during school terms. Different length programs are available on consultation.

Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
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
Thredbo-Perisher area in 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 is a presentation for stage 6 (year 11-12) students focusing on Geography. This excursion highlights the unique natural and cultural features of Kosciuszko National Park, interaction of the four spheres, human impacts, sustainability and park management. Students have the opportunity to have their questions answered by an NPWS education officer.

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

Weekdays all year.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Aboriginal Discovery ranger, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Muttonbirds by moonlight is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which covers geography as a KLA. Experience a guided walk across the island as evening falls, to observe the daily return of thousands of wedge-tail shearwaters (muttonbirds) to their nesting burrows, where hungry partners or chicks await.

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

By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.

Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
Education Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Strategic planning meeting

Strategic planning meeting is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, which focuses on geography as a KLA. As soil scientists, geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists, botanists, biologists, historians, pest species officers, park planners or legal advisers, students work together gathering information from a variety of sources to give a presentation on the impacts of a hypothetical ski resort.

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

Weekdays all year.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains
Bald Rock lookout, Bald Rock National Park