School excursionSpecial Offer
The earth's environment
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Towarri 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 at Towarri National Park.
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Students will go for a walk along the banks of Middle Brook to Washpools waterhole. They’ll observe the high diversity of plant species and changing ecosystems from the forest floor to the mountaintops. Washpools is a natural waterhole, making it a great place to undertake nature surveys.
As students explore, they’ll come to understand the important role of workers in a national park. Through investigation and discussion, they’ll discover how they can help to conserve and protect these special places.
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
Monday to Friday during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Washpools picnic area and viewing platform, Towarri National Park
- Medium. Guided tour and activities on an undulating, unsealed fire trail, along a creek bed, amongst leaf litter on the forest floor and along an unsealed walking path.
$10 per student.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Washpools picnic area and viewing platform in Towarri National Park.
- 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 Towarri National Park in the Country NSW region
Towarri National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger