Wonder, Engage, Inspire
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This program explores the wide range of Earth’s resources found within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and beyond. The bush walk has a variety of stops to learn about specific Earth resources. There is a thread of discussion on how Aboriginal People use and care for the Earth’s resources, and their connection to Country throughout the day.
What are the Earth’s resources found within our local area?
Why are Earth’s resources important and who are they important for?
How do we care for the Earth’s resources?
The nature walk and exploration will provide students with an opportunity to observe the Earth’s resources within a local context. There is a focus on soils, water, forests, native plants, animals and biodiversity. Three different forests will be explored including mangroves, a eucalyptus forest and rainforest. Students will experience first hand how to care for our Earth’s resources.
Along the way, the students will explore each of these areas through a series of hands-on, sensory games and activities that enable them to discover the features of this special location.
A visit to an Aboriginal midden and an Aboriginal engraving site provide students with knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal use of this area and the connection to Country Aboriginal Peoples have. A story will be read at one of the local sites followed by an art activity using natural ochre.
Students use natural materials to make mandala to understand how nature can be used as inspiration for creativity and expression.
This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||Classes A, B||Classes C, D|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|10.30am||Mangrove and Forest exploration||Aboriginal site and rainforest visit
Aboriginal site and rainforest visit
|Mangrove and Forest exploration|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|Excursion locations||Bobbin Head|
|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. 30 students per class
|Social Stories||Bobbin Head|
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
> recognises observable changes in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources ST1-10ES-S
- turning off dripping taps
- turning off unnecessary lights
- reusing/recycling campaigns
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017
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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