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During a bushwalk through one of the special bushland areas of northern Sydney, the students will explore the features of these special places, including the plants, animals and Aboriginal history. The students will do this through a range of sensory fieldwork activities that include building shelters, exploring bush tucker plants, treasure hunts of natural materials and magic spot listening places.
What are places like?
What makes a place special?
How can we look after the places we live in?
Through the story of Wuny-unga, the students will explore and and immerse in nature during a bushwalk. A variety of sensory activities on the walk will help develop a deeper awareness of the bushland environment and the Aboriginal Peoples connection to Country leading to the discovery of Wuny-unga's identity. These activities may include listening to the bush sounds at their magic spot, matching the colours of the bush to rainbow chips, looking at natural features through a magnifier and learning about the importance of Aboriginal bush resources.
Students will be introduced to a simple map of the area to learn how maps can be used as a way of exploring places. With map in hand, the students will identify and visit the different features of their place to explore and learn about why those places are special.
Using a large story board, the students will be told a story about the importance of protecting natural bushland. The story is followed by the ‘Create a Forest’ activity where students work in groups and use natural materials and plastic animals to create a model habitat for Australian animals.
This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.
*Note: Excursions at Muogamarra operate in Terms 2 and 3 only.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location
Classes A, B
Classes C, D
Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day
Old Forest Story and create a forest
Old Forest Story and create a forest
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
Bus access map
Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation
Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.
2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class.
NOTE: National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition
|Class numbers and size||
Up to 4 classes
Max. 23 students per class
|Supporting Resources||Student activities|
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear 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 excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
> identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places and people GEe-1
> communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools GEe-2
- discussion of why places are special and how people care for them
- explanation of why people need to take care of places
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places
- identification of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander site, Country or Place
- discussion of why the site, Country or Place is
- location of familiar and local places on maps
- description of the location of places
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
address Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road Picnic Area, North Turramurra NSW 2074
telephone 02 9457 8245
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We would like to pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge our Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders who have helped us to understand the special connection Aboriginal Peoples have with the land.
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