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The earth’s environment

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Glenrock State Conservation 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. 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.

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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


Students will:

  • Visit, explore and identify 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
  • Walk to the beach
  • Understand why visitors enjoy the area
  • Search for evidence of animals that live here
  • Observe evidence of human activities and interactions
  • Identify ways to help conserve and protect our heritage.

Excursion details


Weekdays all year.

Guided. Available on request.
2-4 hr
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.

$225 per group (includes GST) for 2 hours. Longer 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.
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