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The earth’s environment
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
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.
On this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Burning Mountain Nature Reserve, students will explore the unique geology and natural environment of this park and discover why people visit this area.
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Did you know that over 9 per cent of NSW is a national park? That’s over 7 million hectares. On this school excursion, students will discover the important role of workers in a national park, and how they can help to conserve and protect these special places.
They’ll learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area. As they explore, students will identify the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.
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 (all year).
- Guided. Available on request.
- Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
- Medium. Guided activities in a rural nature reserve, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, up and down numerous stairs and on a grassed picnic area.
$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Look for the NPWS ranger at the Burning Mountain Nature Reserve Council carpark.
- Yes. All equipment is provided.
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Newcastle Hunter
- 02 4927 3267
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Burning Mountain Nature Reserve in the Country NSW region
Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.