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Parks are for LIFE

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Thredbo-Perisher area

Overview

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Parks are for LIFE is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, focusing on HSIE. Students will get an invitation to visit the national park; a crossword; and 4 of 16 clues. Then the challenge begins.

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Search for signs of life in the forest, learn how Aboriginal people use plants, find out about park management and participate in a sensory awareness activity. The reward? The missing clues and the discovery that parks are for LIFE.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

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:

  • Locate, describe and record living things in a montane forest biological survey
  • Sketch and describe Aboriginal use of local plants
  • Observe the forest environment using the senses
  • Discuss and record the reasons for protecting Kosciuszko National Park.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays October to May.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
Duration
5hrs
Grading
Easy. Short walk on and off tracks(4km return). Environmental games are in a picnic area.
Price

$300 per group for up to 25 students (includes GST). For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre.
Equipment
provided
Yes. All sensory awareness and environmental games equipment is provided.
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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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer