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The earth's environment at Lane Cove

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


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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 Lane Cove National Park.

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Students will learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage

They'll explore the significance of the environment at Lane Cove and examine the important interrelationships between humans and the environment.   

The man-made fish ladder on the Lane Cove River is a purpose-built structure designed to support the survival of river bass. It's a great first-hand example of supportive interventions at work. 

We'll discuss the features of freshwater vs saltwater environments, and how native species adapt to thrive in one, the other, or both.  

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


Students will:

  • Identify the native animals and plants that live in Lane Cove 
  • Explore and discuss the threats to plants and animals, including urbanisation and introduced species, that threaten their survival 
  • Investigate sustainable practices that protect and support the natural environment
  • Witness the positive impact supportive environmental interventions have on native species survival rates 

Excursion details


Weekdays during school term, 10am to 2pm, including meal breaks.

Guided. Available on request.
Easy. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including a board walk, grassed area and stairs

$17 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.

Meeting point
Entrance to Lane Cove National Park, off Lady Game Drive.
Yes. All field equipment including basic first aid kits are provided.
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Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Lane Cove National Park Office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy annual pass
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