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Students will explore the history and features of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, observe how the Park is used by different people and discuss why this park should be protected.
Where is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park?
What features and uses of the National Park?
Why is the National Park protected and valued?
How should this Park be managed and protected?
The bush walk provides an opportunity for the students to further understand the features of the National Park through the observation and recording of plants and animals.
During the walk, caring for the environment will be modelled through walking on paths and ensuring all rubbish is taken home.
The management of National Parks will be explored at sites indicating previous pest control and hazard reduction burning.
Aboriginal bush resources and language will be explored during the walk with students able to learn about some traditional uses of plants from the area.
Students will use a variety of fieldwork tools to gather and record observations including sketching, mapping, scratch-art and an investigation of the invertebrates of the bush during a mini beast search. These will be recorded in a journal that they will be able to take home/back to school.
The students will have an opportunity to visit and learn about several important cultural and historical sites. This includes visiting an Aboriginal engraving site to understand its importance and how it can provide an insight into the traditional lives of the Aboriginal peoples of this area. Students will also have an opportunity to consider how we can can care for sites like these.
Students will have an opportunity to reflect and discuss the value of the Ku-rin-gai Chase NP and share why they value the Park.
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, C, D|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|10.30am||Bush walk, fieldwork and visit to traditional sites|
|1.00pm||Bushwalk and fieldwork continues|
|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. 30 students per class
|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.|
> examines features and characteristics of places and environments GE2-1
> describes the ways people, places and environments interact GE2-2
> examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments GE2-3
Perception of environments
- discussion of why people value environments differently e.g. cultural, recreational values
Protection of environments
- examination of how environments can be used sustainability e.g. recreational practices
Perception and protection of places
- discussion of how people’s perceptions influence the protection of places in Australia, eg sacred sites, national parks, world heritage areas
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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