School excursionSpecial Offer
What is a national park?
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Morton National Park
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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What is a national park? is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Morton National Park, focusing on HSIE. Come on a guided walk with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and explore the natural environment, the impact of fire, the relationship between plants and animals and habitat change.
Students can dress up in the uniforms of various NSW National Parks staff, with discussion about the importance of these jobs, benefits to the park and park visitors, and human impacts on parks. Students can also do a 'minibeast measure', using simple plots to identify and record minibeasts and habitats. This education activity addresses syllabus requirements for primary students through interactive displays, hands-on activities and research.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
|Key learning area||HSIE|
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
- Guided. Available on request.
- Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton National Park
$295 per group for up to 25 students, $11.80 per student (includes GST).
- 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.
- Nowra office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 4428 6300
- 104 Flatrock Road, West Nowra NSW 2541
- in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.
Park entry fees:
Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy a pass