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The earth's environment

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Towarri National Park

Overview

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.

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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 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)
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

Objectives

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
  • Walk to the creek to explore the environment
  • 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

When

Monday to Friday during school terms.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Washpools picnic area and viewing platform, Towarri National Park
Duration
3hrs
Grading
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.
Price

$10 per student.

Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Washpools picnic area and viewing platform in Towarri National Park.
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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.
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