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WilderQuest WildTracker

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Sherwood Nature Reserve

Overview

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Come on a WilderQuest WildTracker school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students, focusing on science and technology. Students will explore the living world and carry out open investigations under the towering flooded gums and blue quandongs in the reserve at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.

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Discover the wide range of invertebrates that live among the trees. Explore the relationship between plants and animals as you investigate the evidence that is left behind.

Learn about and explore this amazing subtropical rainforest alongside national park guides. There’s an abundance of wildlife in this old growth forest. A visit will enrich your understanding of the diversity and relationships that thrive within our protected areas.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area Science and Technology
Objectives
  • Students engage with the local environment of the national park. They become aware of the plants and animals that live in this particular place.  
  • Students investigate some features of plants and animals, how they can be grouped and how they rely on each other.
  • Students learn about the role played by NSW national parks staff in protecting the environment for the people of NSW.

Excursion details

When
Weekdays during school terms.
Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, Sherwood Nature Reserve
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided activities on a grassed area, along an unsealed track and amongst the leaf litter and gravel creek bed. There are some shallow creek crossings.
Price
$225 per group up to 20 students. For groups over 20 conditions apply.
Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
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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Operated by

  • School excursion inquiries - North Coast
  • 02 6657 2309
  • 02 6657 2145

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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Scenic views, Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: B Webster