School excursionSpecial Offer
The earth’s environment
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Glenrock State Conservation Area
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.
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 Glenrock State Conservation Area.
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Learn about the local Aboriginal culture and impact of European settlement on the area.
Walk Yuelarbah walking track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway, to Burwood Beach and explore the changing ecosystems from the forest to the sea.
Understand the important role of workers in a national park, and how you can help to conserve and protect these special places. Explore the high diversity of flora, including the last pocket of coastal rainforest in the region, and animal species such as the powerful owl.
Students will learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.
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)|
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.
- Yuelarbah walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area
- Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.
$380 per group (includes GST) for 4 hours. Shorter tours available. Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Burwood Road carpark in Glenrock State Conservation Area, Dudley.
- 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
- 02 4946 4150
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Glenrock State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.