Environmental adaptions

Students will examine some of the organisms living in the wetlands and the adaptations these organisms have.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park

$565 per class of up to 30 students

4 hours

Bus drop-off area and all-day bus parking in P10f.

2024 Education Bookings Closed

Thank you for your support, we are fully booked for Terms 1 and 2, 2024.  We will no longer be delivering school excursion programs due to changes in our organisation.

About the excursion

Stage 3 students will explore the mangrove ecosystem and collect data to determine how this unique wetland has adapted to the intertidal estuarine environment.

Students will examine some of the organisms living in the wetlands and the structural and behavioural adaptations these organisms have that ensure their continued survival in the mangrove forest and adjacent mudflats.

Activities include

  • Students will use binoculars to closely observe the diverse species of waterbirds within the park and identify them based on their adaptations.
  • Using scientific and geographic tools, students will conduct environmental monitoring of the mangrove environment and quadrat sampling of a living organism.
  • Students will explore and sketch the adaptations of mangrove organisms that help them to live in such a harsh environment.

Learning outcomes

ST3-1WS-SPlans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions.
ST3-4LW-STExamines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things.
ST3-5LW-TExplains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition.
GE3-1Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments.
GE3-2Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments.
GE3-3Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments.
GE3-4Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry.


Curriculum links

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia