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Environmental change and management at Garie Beach
Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Royal National Park
School excursions in NSW national parks
We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.
Join us at beautiful Garie Beach in Royal National Park for this Stage 5 (Years 9-10) geography excursion. Students will acquire new fieldwork skills as we investigate the environmental status of coastal or woodland and rainforest environments.
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Students will investigate and determine both the natural processes and human influences impacting the environment here. High visitation by both tourists and locals makes this an ideal site to consider how a natural place should be sustainably managed.
We'll discuss the current management responses in place to mitigate impacts, and whether these are proving effective.
Through this immersive, real-life fieldwork scenario, students will develop their skills in environmental surveying, mapping, critical thinking and discussion. They'll come away with a real-world understanding of the problems environmental managers face, and some of the solutions available.
This excursion is designed to support the Environmental Change and Management K-10 Geography syllabus.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 5 (Years 9-10)|
GE5-2. Explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
GE5-3. Analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE5-4. Accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
GE5-5. Assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability
GE5-7. Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry
Weekdays during school term.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Garie Beach picnic area, Royal National Park
- Easy. Guided activities along a beach, across sand dunes and along a creek.
$24 per student for groups of 25 or more. GST included. For smaller groups conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Meet at Garie Beach carpark.
- Yes. All field equipment provided.
- 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 - Sydney South
- 02 9542 0615
- PO Box 144, Audley NSW 2232
- 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 are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
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).Buy annual pass