Bush tucker in Sea Acres National Park
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Sea Acres National Park
Discover bushtucker secrets with our Aboriginal guide on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Geography excursion in Sea Acres National Park. An easy stroll along a boardwalk will reveal this area’s naturally occurring ‘supermarket’, and ‘hardware store’.
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Students will be introduced to the stories and culture of the Birpai People as they explore this unique rainforest environment along a 1.3km raised boardwalk. They’ll learn about the deep spiritual and seasonal connections the Birpai People have with Country.
The students will discover how these people lived in harmony and understand the Aboriginal concepts of connection and place. Together we’ll explore how natural medicines provided the basis for the traditional cultural landscape management practices we see today.
This excursion is designed to support the K-10 syllabus’ The earth’s environment topic.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
- Weekdays during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group.
- Meeting point
- Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-geography-bush-tucker-sea-acres-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- in Sea Acres National Park in the North Coast region
Sea Acres National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Bush tucker in Sea Acres National Park.
- Welcome, acknowledgement of Country and safety briefing
- Explore the boardwalk through the rainforest with your Aboriginal guide
- Examine the plants and animals that live and thrive here
- Learn how some of these plants and animals were used for food, medicine and tools.
- Hear stories of how the Birpai People valued and cared for their environment, seeing it as a source of life and nurture.
- Farewell and depart
Getting there and parking
Sea Acres National Park is on Pacific Drive, 5km south of Port Macquarie and next to Shelly Beach.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
Check out the Bicycle Info website for more information.
What to bring
Please 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 and any necessary medications.
It’s a good idea to pack your belongings in a backpack rather than a plastic bag because we have some curious birds who may try to break in and share your lunch with you.
Maps and downloads
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.