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The earth's environment at La Perouse

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, La Perouse area

Overview

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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 La Perouse.

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As recently as 1930, the site at La Perouse was used as a dump. Today it's a national park. This site is a testament to the resilience of the Australian bush.

Students will explore the significance of the environment at La Perouse and examine the important interrelationships – past and present – between humans and the environment. 

They'll learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.

We'll look at some of the key threats to native species and places including urbanisation and domestic pests. This will 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)
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: 

  • Identify the native animals and plants that live at La Perouse 
  • Explore and discuss the threats to plants and animals including urbanisation and introduced species 
  • Investigate sustainable practices that protect and support the natural environment

Excursion details

When

Monday - Friday (all year).

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
La Perouse Museum, La Perouse area
Duration
3hrs
Grading
Easy. Includes a board walk, grassed areas, beach and unformed tracks.
Price

$16 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.

Accessibility
Hard
Meeting point
Bare Island Gate
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass
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Henry Head Track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer