School excursions in the Snowy Mountains
Kosciuszko National Park is home to a rare and fragile alpine environment. Visit this region on a school excursion and learn how its unique ecosystems provide life to a range of endangered plants and animals.
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What’s on offer in the Snowy Mountains
There are many pristine landscapes for schools to discover while visiting the Snowy Mountains. From glacial Blue Lake to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak, there’s no shortage of natural wonders for students to explore. Wildlife abounds, providing plenty of opportunities to learn how this alpine environment protects the animals that call it home. To the north-west of the Snowy region lies Tumut where engaging Aboriginal cultural experiences can be delivered in your school or at other sites in and around the park.
Highlights for schools
- Kosciuszko Education Centre provides an all-weather destination for a range of hands-on activities and exhibits, including the popular Kosciuszko Gameshow.
- Kosciuszko’s Aboriginal education programs offer year-round experiences for students.
- In winter, skiing and snow activities are popular with schools. In summer, students can explore alpine ecosystems around Mount Kosciuszko and Blue Lake.
National Parks Aboriginal rangers from Kosciuszko National Park are also available to come to your school. Programs include Aboriginal Stories (Early Stage 1), Aboriginal Customs and Practices (Stage 2) and Aboriginal Identity (Stage 3).