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School excursion

WilderQuest WildThings

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Glenrock State Conservation Area

Info for teachers

Everything you need to know about WilderQuest WildThings.

Program outline

  • A guided walk along a bush track to find evidence of animals and plants living in the area. 
  • Discover the bugs or invertebrates living in the area. 
  • Use the senses to explore the living world and appreciate how local animals use their senses to survive. 
  • Investigate what local wildlife need to survive and build a mini habitat for one of the animals.

What to bring

It’s a good idea to wear long pants, closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. And remember to bring food, water, first aid kit and any necessary medications.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Yuelarbah walking track is located at the eastern end of Glenrock State Conservation Area. To get there from Newcastle, Charlestown and Sydney, exit the pacific Highway at Dudley Road or Kahibah Road, then turn into Burwood Road.

    Parking

    Parking is available at Yuelarbah carpark on Burwood Road.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Pre activity briefing: participants will be briefed at the start of the activity/day.

    Safety equipment: NPWS staff carry radios and first aid kits, hold current first aid certificates and are aware of emergency procedures.

    Staff accreditation: NPWS staff have current Senior First Aid accreditation. They are experienced in working with groups of students in the natural environment and have excellent knowledge of the specific areas they are visiting including potential hazards. NPWS is committed to a Child Safe and Friendly Environment. Our staff have been screened for child-related employment and have completed a Working with Children Check.

    Emergencies: NPWS staff are trained to deal with emergencies and emergency procedures are in place. Ongoing supervision of a student following first aid treatment will be the responsibility of the visiting school.

    Risk assessment

    Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.

    We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.

    Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area. The track to Flaggy Creek (roughly 1km) is wheelchair accessible. If you have someone with special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.

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