People and place
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Sherwood Nature Reserve
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about People and place.
- Welcome, safety briefing and introduction
- Ranger-guided walk along Woolgoolga Creek
- Overview of past to present land use
- Ecosystem values enquiry – pair and share
- Case studies discussion
- What makes a weed? Discuss.
- Role play debate
- Conclusion and farewell
What to bring
Please wear closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. And remember to bring food, drinking water and any necessary medications. We recommend using insect repellent in the warmer months.
It’s a good idea to pack your belongings in a backpack so they’re easy to carry as you walk.
Getting there and parking
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is in the Woolgoolga Creek precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there from Woolgoolga:
- Turn west at the Pullen Street roundabout in Woolgoolga, which later becomes Woolgoolga Creek Road.
- Follow for approximately 3km until the end of the bitumen road
- Turn left at the junction with Gentle Annie Road to reach Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Activities take place along a formed gravel track with some obstacles in the form of a small creek crossing. The creek crossing is normally very shallow and easy to cross, but can be deeper after storms or heavy rain.