School excursionSpecial Offer
The earth's environment
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Hunter Wetlands National Park
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 Hunter Wetlands National Park.
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Hunter Wetlands National Park is an internationally significant, Ramsar-listed wetland. It consists of Kooragang and Shortland wetlands and a wildlife corridor connecting Ironbark Creek, the Hunter River and Ash Island.
Students will learn about the history of this unique environment and the impact of European settlement on the area. They'll discover the important role of workers in a national park, and how they 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. With their guide, they'll explore this place that's home to over 100 types of birds and 45 species of international migratory birds.
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. Subject to staff availability.
- Hunter Wetlands National Park
- Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
$380 per group for 4 hours (includes GST). Shorter tours available. Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Riverside Park in Hunter Wetlands National Park
- 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 Hunter Wetlands National Park in the North Coast region
Hunter Wetlands National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.