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Living world WildTracker: Bradleys Head

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Science and Technology, Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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On a WildTracker excursion, Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students investigate and analyse the natural environment of Bradleys Head. Students identify and group species and discuss adaptations that help these species survive and thrive here.

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From the ringtail and brushtailed possum to the powerful owl, we'll examine some fascinating animal facts and adaptations. 

Students will learn about the role national parks play in protecting and supporting plants and animals, including the local red-crowned toadlet. We'll discuss how preventative burns form part of the long-term health of the park's ecosystem.

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Key learning area Science and Technology
Student outcomes

ST3-1WS-S. Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T. Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-4LW-S. Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Objectives

Students will:

  • Engage with the local environment of the national park, becoming aware of the plants and animals that live in this particular place
  • Investigate features of varied plants and animals and how their structural and behavioural features support their survival
  • Learn about the role played by NSW National Parks staff in supporting the native species to thrive in their environment

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park
Duration
3hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including a board walk, grassed area and stairs.
Price

$16 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Carpark for Athol Hall where Bradleys Head Road meets Athol Wharf Road
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour islands. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.

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Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan