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Teddy bears' picnic

Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), HSIE, Thredbo-Perisher area


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Teddy bears' picnic is an Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, focusing on HSIE as a KLA. You'll listen to a story, go on a sensory awareness walk, play teddy bear tag and search for teddy bears on a missing teddy bear trail.

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Students will discover that all animals need PAWS (plants, air, water, and shelter). After lunch the children play Musical Trees to recognise what happens to animals if the forest changes.

HSIE: Meeting needs; Places we know. This program is also suitable for Science and Technology.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
Learning area HSIE

Students will:

  • Observe the forest environment using their senses
  • Identify the basic needs of animals through personal observation
  • Discover how the needs of a variety of animals are met in a forest environment
  • Explain the impact on animals as the forest changes.

Excursion details


Weekdays October to May.

Guided. Available on request.
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
4hrs 30min
Easy. Short walk on and off tracks. Environmental games are in a picnic area.

$350 per group for up to 25 students (includes GST). For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Kosciuszko Road at Sawpit Creek, 14 kms from Jindabyne towards Perisher.
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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

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