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School excursion

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Living world wet and dry environments

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Royal National Park

Overview

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This Stage 1 excursion in Royal National Park, southern Sydney, gives students first-hand experience exploring the living world. It aligns with the Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus. 

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Students will explore the living world around Bonnie Vale. They'll investigate how and why animals and plants support each other in this unique mangrove environment. They'll also learn about the importance of estuarine environments and compare the wet mangrove estuary with the neighbouring dry woodland environment.

Through exploring the natural world, students will learn about living things, how they change, reproduce and their different habitats.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area Science and Technology
Student outcomes

ST1-4LW-S. Describes observable features of living things and their environments

ST1-2DP-T. Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST1-1WS-S. Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas and comparing what they and others know

Objectives

Students will:

  • Learn about friendly and furry animals from wet and dry environments
  • Have fun doing a mini-beast hunt and dip-netting to explore wet and dry environments
  • Discover woodland, mangrove and coastal environments
  • Develop an understanding of living things and their environment

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school term.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Bonnie Vale campground
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided activities in a camping area, on a bush track, on grass, on the beach, next to and wading in shallow water.
Price

Student $20 per person. Includes GST, guide and park entry fees. For groups under 25 students, use the 'Enquire now' link.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Meet at Bonnie Vale picnic area approximately 100m along Sea Breeze Lane
Equipment
provided
Yes. All field equipment is provided.
Booking
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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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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