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School excursion

Living world, wet and dry environments

Info for teachers

Everything you need to know about Living world, wet and dry environments.

Program outline

  • Acknowledgement of Country, introduce activities, safety discussion
  • Boardwalk, woodland/mangrove interpretation
  • Low tide activity - dip-netting
  • Crab search
  • Habitat modelling/animal life cycles

Getting there and parking

  • Drive along Market Street from Merimbula to Pambula
  • Turn right into the carpark just before bridge


Parking is available on both sides of Merimbula Bridge.

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 and risk benefits

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.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Although most of this excursion is not wheelchair-accessible, the section along Merimbula Lake boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible.

If there is a wheelchair user in your group, call 02 6495 5000 to find out how the excursion may be adapted for your group.

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