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The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia's most spectacular and important areas of land.
During the walk from Kalkari to Bobbin Head, the students will explore three different forest types and use a range of geographical tools to investigate the animals, plants and the relationships between them.
What animals are found in the forests of this National Park
What types of forests are found here and what are their features?
How do these forests and animals interact?
How can we protect these plants and animals?
Kalkari Visitors Centre provides the students with an opportunity to learn about the features and Aboriginal history of this area of Sydney. Within the building, the students will be able to observe and record a range of preserved animals that are found in the forests.
Students will use a variety of fieldwork tools to gather and record observations and enter these in a fieldwork journal that can be taken home or utilised back at school. These include sketching, mapping, scratch-art and an investigation of the invertebrates of the bush. During the walk, caring for the environment will be modelled through walking on paths and ensuring all rubbish is taken home.
Aboriginal connections will explored through the identification of bush resources and language during the walk with students able to learn about some traditional uses of plants from the area.
The walk concludes with a visit to the mangrove ecosystem at Bobbin Head, home to a variety of different animals including fish, crabs and birds. During the exploration of the boardwalk area, the students will learn why this is such an important area and how they can protect areas like this when visiting.
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 and fieldwork activities|
|1.00pm||Bushwalk and fieldwork continues|
|1.30pm||Bobbin Head mangroves|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|Excursion locations||Kalkari to 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||Kalkari to 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.|
> examines features and characteristics of places and environments GE2-1
> describes the ways people, places and environments interact GE2-2
> acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry GE2-4
Significance of environments
- identification of types of natural vegetation e.g. forests, grasslands, deserts
- explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment e.g. provision of habitats, production of oxygen
- discussion of the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources
> compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things ST2-4LW
Survival of living things
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
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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