Features of living things

Students will explore the many creatures living in the natural environments of Bicentennial Park.

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

Students will explore the many creatures living in the natural environments of Bicentennial Park. Students will engage in a range of Geographic skills to identify why the unique and protected wetlands and Parklands are important places to be cared for.

Activities include

  • A mangrove discovery walk along the beautiful Badu Mangrove boardwalk, learning about the features of wetland animals, and how Aboriginal people utilise wetlands for food and fibre.
  • Create a colourful beaded bracelet that relates to the symbolism of colours in Aboriginal Culture, the importance of eels in the local waterways and their unique features in their incredible life cycle.
  • Listen to the dreaming story of the blue tongue, learn about special Blue Tongue features that help them to survive in the wild, and meet our very own blue tongue ‘Garrigan’.
  • Explore a dry forest and identify invertebrates, their features and homes, then make your own mini beast using natural elements.

Learning outcomes

ST1-1WS-SObserves, questions & collects data to communicate and compare ideas.
ST1-4LW-STDescribes observable features of living things and their environments.
ST1-5LW-TIdentifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products.
GE1-1Describes features of places and the connections people have with places. 
GE1-2Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places.
GE1-3Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry.


Curriculum links

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Sustainability
  • Sustainability