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What is a national park?

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Overview

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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.

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Explore the unique natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion focusing on HSIE. Discover why people visit this area and what activities they can enjoy. You'll also 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 a national park, and how you can help to conserve and protect these special places.

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

GE2-2. 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 (all year).

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking 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
Medium
Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Rd, Minmi.
Equipment
provided
Yes
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 Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek