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WilderQuest WildThings

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Sherwood Nature Reserve


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Come on a WilderQuest WildThings excursion for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students focusing on science and technology. We’ll investigate the living world in the rainforest reserve beside the Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, home to towering flooded gums and blue quandongs.

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We’ll use our senses to explore and find places where animals live and have everything they need to survive. We’ll work scientifically to investigate bugs and learn about animal habitats.

Students will immerse themselves in the natural environment through nature play and discovery to enrich their understanding of the diversity and relationships that thrive within our protected areas.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area Science and Technology
  • Students engage with the local environment of the national park. They become aware of the plants and animals that exist in this particular place and how they are able to survive there.
  • Students examine some of the local plants and discuss how the animals that live with them have features that allow them to thrive in the environment.
  • Students learn about the role played by NSW national parks staff in protecting the environment for the people of NSW.

Excursion details

Weekdays during school terms.
Guided. Available on request.
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, Sherwood Nature Reserve
Easy. Guided activities on a grassed area, along an unsealed track and amongst the leaf litter and gravel creek bed. There are some shallow creek crossings.

$225 per group up to 20 students. For groups over 20 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Operated by

  • School excursion inquiries - North Coast
  • 02 6657 2309
  • 02 6657 2145

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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Sherwood Forest drive, Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: A Ingarfield