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Charlottes Pass lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Going up the mountain

Going up the mountain is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 6 (Years 11-12) students focusing on Geography. Students will use field work to record and compare the geology, weather, native plants, animals, human use and sustainability of the montane, sub-alpine and alpine ecosystems.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays November to May.

Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
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)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays November to April.

Where
Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko, Thredbo-Perisher area
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)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
A ranger illuminated by torchlight on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

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)
Learning area
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)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area