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Places are similar and different

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Royal 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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Explore the features of different places and environments on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion with Ranger Jamie Tours. Observe the variations between bushland, sand and sea in the pristine coastal surrounds of Royal National Park.

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With the Ranger Jamie team, you'll walk through this stunning coastal landscape, observing sandstone escarpments, sandy beaches, coastal heath and forest. Go dip net fishing in a freshwater creek, catch bugs, bushwalk to Wattamolla headland and build beach habitats for turtles and penguins.

As you explore, the Ranger Jamie team will help you investigate the ways people, places and environments interact. You’ll have the opportunity to consider how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perceptions of those places. You’ll also learn about different climates, settlement patterns and the demographic characteristics of the people who live here.

Ranger Jamie Tours is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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:

  • Learn how and why are places similar and different
  • Learn what would it be like to live in a neighbouring country
  • Investigate Australia’s major natural and human features
  • Investigate the climates and weather of different places
  • Investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there
  • Investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places

Excursion details

When
Monday to Friday all year round.
Availability
Guided. Available on request. The Ranger Jamie team is also available to come to your school. Please contact Ranger Jamie Tours for more information.
Where
Royal National Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Easy. Activities and a guided tour will take place on sealed walking tracks. Students will walk up and down stairs, and along a beach.
Price

Contact Ranger Jamie Tours for pricing.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Wattamolla carpark level 1 in Royal National Park
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
If you would like to organise a school excursion or incursion please use the 'Enquire now ' link or email or call Ranger Jamie Tours on 0432 851 574.
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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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