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Explore a national park

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Katoomba area

Overview

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Join us and explore the earth's environment on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Blue Mountains National Park. Discover the unique native plants and animals that call this majestic place home.

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Students will participate in hands-on activities to identify plant species and the animals that rely on them to survive. We'll consider some of the challenges to the natural environment here and how these threats can be minimised. 

Together we'll discover more about this important, World Heritage-listed park and the role NPWS plays in protecting and sustaining it.  

This excursion has been designed to support the K-10 Earth's Environment geography syllabus. It can be delivered at: 

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key 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 a World Heritage-listed national park
  • Learn how to identify a forest or woodland environment
  • Explore the importance of natural vegetation, especially for the animals who rely on these plants for food and shelter.
  • Learn about Aboriginal people's connection to Country, and how they value and sustain the natural environment.
  • Discuss environmental management and some of the interventions required to maintain balance in this important ecosystem. 

Excursion details

When

Monday to Friday during school term

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided bushwalk and activities on a path with uneven surfaces. An easy grade option is available at Three Sisters walk, Katoomba.
Price

$295 for a group of 20 students. GST included. For groups of more than 20 students, additional park staff are required and additional fees will apply. 

Accessibility
Hard
Meeting point
  • Wentworth Falls: Wentworth Falls picnic area at the end of Falls Road, Wentworth Falls
  • Three Sisters: Lilianfels Park, outside the coach drop-off zone, Echo Point Road, Katoomba
  • Blackheath: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
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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Perrys Lookdown drive, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin