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WildTracker at Sherwood Nature Reserve

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


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Join us and walk on the wild side on WildTracker – an excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students. Together we’ll carry out investigations under the towering flooded gums and blue quandongs of Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.

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Our scientific skills will reveal the secrets of nature in this protected natural environment. 

Students will carry out field investigations to explore the living world of Woolgoolga Creek. We’ll collect, sort and group a series of invertebrates, perform a tree shake and role-play our Leaf Damage Detective. Results of these investigations form the basis for discussions on lifecycle stages and factors that influence invertebrate distribution in the wild. 

Students will learn about the complexity of life in this creekside environment and the myriad co-dependencies between species. 

This excursion is designed to support the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus topic The Living World.

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
Student outcomes

ST2-1WS-S. Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T. Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-4LW-S. Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things


Students will:

  • Engage with the local environment of the nature reserve. They'll become aware of the plants and animals that live in this particular place.  
  • Investigate some features of plants and animals, how they can be grouped and how they rely on each other.
  • Learn about the role played by NSW National Parks staff in protecting the environment for the people of NSW.

Excursion details

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.
$235 per group up to 20 students. GST included. For groups over 20, conditions apply.
Meeting point
Carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
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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