Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Sherwood Nature Reserve
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.
Read more about WilderQuest WildTracker
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|
- Weekdays during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, Sherwood Nature Reserve
- 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.
$225 per group up to 20 students. For groups over 20 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-science-and-technology-wilderquest-wildtracker-sherwood-nature-reserve/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 2309
- 02 6657 2145
- 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.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about WilderQuest WildTracker.
- Explore our natural environment along a bush track to find out what amazing plants and animals live within the park.
- Carry out investigations to find some of the invertebrates living in the undergrowth by searching for and examining invertebrates among the trees.
- Discover the relationship between plants and animals through investigations and identify evidence of life cycles.
Getting there and parking
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is in the Woolgoolga Creek precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there:
- From Woolgoolga, drive west along Woolgoolga Creek Road.
- Follow the signs to the picnic area.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.
What to bring
It’s a good idea to wear long pants, closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. And remember to bring food, water, first aid kit and any necessary medications.
Maps and downloads
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.