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Living world WildTracker at Audley

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Royal National Park

Overview

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Join us on a WildTracker science and technology excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students in Royal National Park. We'll explore and analyse the natural environment, identify and group species, and discuss the adaptations that help them survive here.

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From our base at Audley, we'll learn about the critical relationships between certain plants and animals, and uncover physical evidence leading to deeper enquiry. Our NPWS guide will help students locate amazing wildlife and explain national parks' ongoing role in protecting their ecosystem.

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

ST2-5LW-T. Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter

Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore and examine the beautiful, natural environment at Royal National Park 
  • Investigate the features and adaptations of a range of native plants and animals, discussing interdependencies 
  • Develop skills of scientific enquiry through observation and discussion
  • Learn about the role NPWS plays in protecting and conserving the environment, including protective interventions such as preventative burns 

Excursion details

When
Weekdays during school terms.
Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Royal National Park
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided tour and activities along a bush track. Activities amongst leaf litter and in a grassed picnic area.
Price

$20 per student for groups of 25 or more. GST included. For smaller groups conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point

Meet at the Royal National Park area office carpark at 159 Farnell Avenue, Audley Heights. The office and carpark are located 100m past the park entrance on the left.

Buses please report to the Royal National Park area office. An NPWS guide will join the bus, then the group will continue on to Audley Weir.

Equipment
provided
Yes. All equipment provided.
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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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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Forest Path, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards