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WildTracker at Sherwood Nature Reserve
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Sherwood Nature Reserve
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|
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
- 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
- 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.