Grand Canyon: Environmental change and management
Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about Grand Canyon: Environmental change and management.
- Welcome, acknowledgement of Country and safety briefing
- Walk the iconic Grand Canyon track
- Collect and record geographical data from the ecosystem using a variety of techniques
- Identify a range of geographical issues relating to the environment, including land and water management, biodiversity and tourism.
- Explain the interaction of the physical and human elements of the environment
- Break for self-packed lunch along the way
- Understand why and how environmental park issues are managed
- Recognise the government's responsibility to manage the national park
What to bring
Please wear long pants, closed, comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. Remember to bring extra food and water, and any necessary medications. Please bring your belongings in a backpack rather than a plastic bag.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
This excursion begins at Neates Glen carpark, 3km down Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath. It finishes at Evans lookout, a 1.3km drive from Neates Glen.
Coaches are required to park in the Grand Canyon loop carpark. Students will need to walk a further 20 minutes to the loop carpark from Evans lookout to return to their bus after the excursion concludes.
Parking is available along Evans Lookout Road, at Evans lookout picnic area, and at Evans lookout.
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 - hard
There is a wheelchair accessible carpark, picnic area, interpretive signage and public toilets at Evans lookout. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.