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Strategic planning meeting

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Thredbo-Perisher area

Overview

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Strategic planning meeting is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, which focuses on geography as a KLA. As soil scientists, geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists, botanists, biologists, historians, pest species officers, park planners or legal advisers, students work together gathering information from a variety of sources to give a presentation on the impacts of a hypothetical ski resort.

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Geography: Ecosystems at risk; Biophysical interactions

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Stage Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

P9. Uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Research the key features of the alpine ecosystem and evaluate the impact a hypothetical development would have on this ecosystem
  • Prepare and present geographical information
  • Share their research with peers.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays all year.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy. Discovery ranger guided indoor activity.
Price

$150 per group for up to 25 students (includes GST). For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Easy
Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Kosciuszko Road at Sawpit Creek, 14kms from Jindabyne towards Perisher.
Equipment
provided
Yes. Worksheets and all research resources.
Booking
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.
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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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Maps and downloads

Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer