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What is a national park?

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Glenrock State Conservation Area

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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On this school excursion, Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students will explore the beautiful natural and built environments of Glenrock State Conservation Area. Discover why people visit this area, what activities they can enjoy, and learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area.

Understand the role of workers in a national park, and how you can help to conserve and protect these special places.

Glenrock State Conservation Area is located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle CBD and protects numerous historic and indigenous sites. Glenrock protects a high diversity of flora, including the last pocket of coastal rainforest in the region, and animal species such as the Powerful Owl. Walk the Yeulerbah track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway, to Burwood Beach and explore the changing ecosystems from the forest to the sea.

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
  • walk to the beach to 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
Yuelarbah walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach 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
Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Road carpark, 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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Burwood trail, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer