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The earth's environment

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Overview

School excursions in NSW national parks

We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.

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Did you know that over 9 per cent of NSW is a national park? That’s over 7 million hectares. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) earth’s environment geography excursion is delivered at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park.

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Discover why people visit this area and the many activities they can enjoy. You’ll also learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area.

Students will learn the important role of workers in a national park, and how you can help to conserve and protect these special places.

Students will learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.

They’ll explore the significance of the environment at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment.

We’ll look at some of the key, human-led threats to native species and places including urbanisation and domestic pests. By examining these threats we’ll invoke a strong sense of the role students – our future environmental leaders – can play in preserving these important places for the future.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

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

Objectives

Students will:

  • Visit, explore and identify some features of a national park.
  • Visit sites and understand how national parks protect different types of heritage
  • Identify the roles of workers in managing a park
  • Explore the environment
  • Understand why visitors enjoy this area
  • Search for evidence of animals that live there
  • Observe evidence of human activities and interactions
  • Identify ways to help conserve and protect our heritage

Excursion details

When

Weekdays (all year).

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
Price
4 hours for $380 per group (includes GST). Shorter tours are available. Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Rd, Minmi.
Equipment
provided
Yes
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 Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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