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What is a national park?

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Awabakal Nature Reserve

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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This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

Read more about What is a national park?

Explore the variety of natural environments found in Awabakal Nature Reserve on this school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students focusing on HSIE. Discover why people visit this special place, and learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area.

Students will learn to understand the role of workers in the park, and how you can help to conserve and protect our national parks.

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

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

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

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Objectives

Students will:

  • Visit, explore and identify some features of a national park
  • Visit sites and understand how National Parks protect different types of heritage
  • Identify the roles of workers in managing a park
  • Explore the environment
  • Understand why visitors enjoy the area
  • Search for evidence of animals that live there
  • Observe evidence of human activities and interactions
  • Identify ways to help conserve and protect our heritage.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Awabakal Nature Reserve
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban National park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, along sandy tracks and on a grassed picnic area.
Price

$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Look for the Discovery ranger outside Awabakal Environmental Education Centre, Boundary St, Dudley.
Equipment
provided
Yes. All 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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