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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

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A focus on fieldwork - program

Participant checklist


Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde

Wallumedegal Country

Google maps - Apple maps


Please note there are two car parking areas. 

The main carpark is at the entrance to the Field of Mars Reserve on the western side of Pittwater Road. 

The overflow car park is in Buffalo Creek Reserve on the eastern side of Pittwater Road.

See maps above.

Additional parking on surrounding streets.

Food and equipment

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Please bring laptops, mobile device for audiovisual recording, clipboard, writing materials, medications, water bottle, keep cup for tea and coffee, sunblock, hat and raincoat in a backpack.

There are no shops.

Event map

Session locations


View the YouTube track overview videos

Doyle and Warada loop track

Strangers Creek loop track


Participants will be bushwalking all day in rugged terrain.

Limited wheelchair accessibility.


Preparing for an excursion

Course booklet

Available online or print at home for a paper copy.

A focus on fieldwork course booklet

Extreme or wet weather

Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms will result in the program being modified. There will be no cancellation.




8.00 - 8.30 Arrival

8.30 - 8.45

Welcome to Country 

8.45 - 11.00

Session 1 - NESA Geography 11-12 syllabus and fieldwork

11.00 - 11.30

Morning tea

11.30 - 1.30

Session 2 - Fieldwork activities

1.30 - 2.00


2.00 - 2.30

Session 3 - Fieldwork and Year 11-12 Course standard assessment

2.30 - 3.00

Session 4 - Round tables and reflection