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People and place
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Sherwood Nature Reserve
People and place is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Come and explore what makes this remnant lowland rainforest ecosystem unique, and how people have interacted with and valued this place over time.
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On this school excursion, students will compare and contrast ways that community attitudes and values have changed through time to shape our natural landscapes. They’ll explore how the natural environment influences people.
Students will observe environmental changes at a local scale from forest management practices and compare changes in a rainforest versus a disturbed forest environment.
As they learn about this unique place, students will develop an appreciation for cultural and resource values versus aesthetic and ecosystem values. They’ll subsequently recognise how people contribute to the sustainability of an area.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request. Please provide us with at least 2 week's notice if you would like to book this school excursion.
- 2hrs 30min
- Easy. Ranger-guided walk and activities mostly along a flat, gravel fire trail. One shallow (or dry) creek bed crossing, sections of leaf litter on the forest floor and unsealed walking path.
$360 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group.
- Meeting point
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- 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.