Stage 1 - Park Safari

School students in mangroves Photo: Getty Images

Park Safari

Curriculum Links

  • Science – Living World Strand
  • HSIE Syllabus – Wet & Dry Environments, Need for Shelter
  • Primary Science Connections – SchoolYard Safari, Watch it Grow

Excursion Description
 
Students will be part of an adventure safari in three different environments in Sydney Olympic Park including a mangrove forest, a freshwater pond and dry forest. On their adventure students will discover animals in their natural environment and learn about caring for animals. Students will also develop an understanding of what they can do to help plants and animals in their local area. Students will leave the excursion as protectors of the natural world and Guardians of the Future.

Activities
 
Activities are engaging, challenging and exploratory, and may include:

  •  a sensory adventure trail through the mangroves
  •  locating and identifying waterbugs in a freshwater environment
  •  exploring a dry forest and identifying invertebrates and their homes

Outcomes

  • Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time (HT1-2)
  • Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities (ST1-1VA)
  • Demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures (ST1-2VA)
  • Investigates questions and predications by collecting and recording data, sharing and reflecting on their experiences and comparing what they and others know (ST1-4WS) 
  • Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things (ST1-1OLW)
  • Describes way that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things (ST1-11LW)
  • Examines features of places and the ways in which people interact with and care for places (GE1-1)
  • Uses geographical tools and skills to communicate geographical information (GE1-2)
  • Communications geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry (GE1-3)

Duration: full day (10am - 2pm)

Cost: $387.50 per class (20 – 30 students) or  $310 per small class (less than 20 students)

Location: Bicentennial Park Education Centre

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