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The earth's environment

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Booti Booti National 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 Booti Booti National Park.

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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 Booti Booti National Park and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment. Starting from The Ruins campground, students will venture out to stunning Seven Mile Beach before taking a short walk south to Booti Hill.

During winter, they may be lucky enough to see whales as they ascend through twisted eucalyptus. There are rest spots along the way, and a small opening with a scenic view of Seagull Point. Students can take in the view before heading off to investigate the unique rainforest area.

As they explore, students will uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place home, including brush-tailed possums and white-bellied sea eagles. They’ll discover what these creatures eat, where they sleep and how they live in this incredibly unique coastal environment.

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:

  • Identify the native animals and plants that live in Booti Booti National Park
  • Explore and discuss the threats to plants and animals, including urbanisation and introduced species that impact their survival.
  • Investigate sustainable practices that protect and support the natural environment

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school terms

Availability
Guided. Available on request. Shorter length excursions are available on request.
Where
Booti Booti National Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided tour and activities on uneven surfaces in the park and on the beach dunes.
Price

$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
The Ruins campground carpark
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 Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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