School excursionSpecial Offer
The earth's environment at Nielsen Park
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Sydney Harbour National Park
School excursions in NSW national parks
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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 Nielsen 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 Nielsen Park and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment.
We'll learn about the fascinating and endangered Nielsen Park sheoak tree – found in limited numbers at this site. Ironically, this species has only survived and regenerated through fire, and is now threatened due to the absence of periodic fire events. Guides explain how they discovered this adaptation, and what they're doing to support the sheoak's ongoing survival.
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)|
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
Weekdays (all year).
- Guided. Available on request.
- Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park
- Easy. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including a board walk, grassed area and stairs.
$16 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.
- Meeting point
- Entrance to Nielsen Park off Greycliffe Avenue
- Yes. All equipment is supplied.
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Sydney Harbour
- 02 9668 2006
- 02 9337 7012
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.Buy annual pass