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Nature School

Science and Technology: Living World



Get your students outside, learning and playing in the natural spaces at your school.  Students will participate in nature based activities, connecting to nature while learning about their local school environment.

Inquiry questions

What are the nature places at our school and what are they like?

What makes a place special?

How can we look after the places we live in?

Learning activities

Sensory Walk

The aim of the sensory walk is for students to explore, through a variety of sensory activities, the features of the natural areas of their school. This will include using magnifiers and treasure hunts.

Get creative, get active

Following a discussion of the needs of living things, Students will make their own bush bug using natural materials and clay. This will inspire them to create a shelter for their animal to live in, again using natural materials.


Students will listen to a story to learn more about how to care for places.

They will then make suggestions about how they can care for their school and help protect the nature areas around them.

Sample Timetable

NOTE: Gibberagong staff can work within established school times on the day. Please contact the Centre to disucss.



9.30am - 11.00am Class A
11.30am-1.00pm Class B
1.30pm - 3.00m Class C

Teacher Information

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Your school


2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free

2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class. 

Risk Assessments

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Please provide one learning space/classroom for all participating classes for the duration of the day. 

Please ensure the space has a smart board

What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.

Adverse weather

On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.

Medical notifications

Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the incursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.

Syllabus outcomes and content

Geography K-10 Syllabus 


A student:

> describes features of places and the connections people have with places GE1-1

> identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places GE1-2 


Features of places


  • investigate features of places and how they can be cared for, for example: (ACHGK005)    

    - description of the natural and human features of places

    - discussion of the natural features of places identified in Aboriginal Dreaming stories and/or Legends of the Torres Strait

    - consideration of how a place can be cared for

People's connections to places


  • investigate people's connections and access to places, for example: (ACHGK013)    

    - discussion of why people visit other places

Local and global connections


  • investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places, for example: (ACHGK010, ACHGK011, ACHGK012)

    -  discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' connections with land, sea and animals of their place


Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015

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