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WildThings at Sherwood Nature Reserve

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


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Join us and discover the WildThings of Sherwood Nature Reserve in this science and technology excursion for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students. Together we’ll investigate the living world, using our senses to explore this unique environment.

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Using scientific fieldwork approaches, we’ll investigate the rainforest reserve beside Woolgoolga Creek picnic area. We’ll use hands-on investigations to make sense of the world around us, examining bugs and discussing their survival needs. 

We’ll learn what’s involved in protecting this precious natural environment, home to towering flooded gums and blue quandongs. 

Students will discover how the Gumbaynggirr People, the traditional custodians, lived in harmony with their environment for thousands of years. 

This excursion is designed to support the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus’ Living World topic. 

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
Student outcomes

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

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

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

ST1-5LW-T. Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products


Students will:

  • Engage with the local environment at Sherwood Nature Reserve and participate in sensory exploration of the area
  • Learn about the specific needs of various plants and animals that enable them to survive and thrive here
  • Discuss the role NPWS plays in protecting and preserving this precious environment
  • Learn about the Gumbaynggirr People, the traditional custodians of this place.

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.

$235 per group up to 20 students. GST included. For groups over 20 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
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  • 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