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School excursion

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Wild world of whales

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Awabakal Nature Reserve


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Wild world of whales is a school excursion for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Explore the open forest and coastal heath communities of Awabakal Nature Reserve as you journey to the lookout to spot migrating whales. Learn about the different types of whales, how they live and why they migrate.

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COG: Living land.

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

ENS3.5. Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments and how individuals and groups can act in an ecologically responsible manner.

ENS3.6. Explains how various beliefs and practices influence the ways in which people interact with, change and value their environment.


Students will:

  • Walk through the open forest and coastal heath communities and identify plants
  • Look for whales from the lookout
  • Learn about the different types of whales, their role in the environment and how to identify them
  • Learn how beliefs and practices regarding whales have changed over time
  • Discuss the impacts of humans on their environment.

Excursion details


Weekdays June to October.

Guided. Available on request.
Awabakal Nature Reserve
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban National park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks and along sandy tracks.

$225 per group (includes GST). Max 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Awabakal Environmental Education Centre, 51 Boundary Rd, Dudley.
Yes. All equipment is provided. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
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

Burwood trail, Glenrock Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer