Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Buffalo Creek Reserve, 117 Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill
Supply bus driver with Buffalo Creek bus information.
No bus entry into Buffalo Creek Reserve carpark.
DoE $24 per student - GST free
Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Buffalo Creek Reserve risk management plan
View the YouTube track overview videos.
|Welfare||Participants will be bushwalking during the day in rugged terrain.
This excursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
|Bring||Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
|View||Preparing for an excursion.|
Digital book Traditional Wiradjuri Culture available free from Apple Books.
|Bin access||All student waste to be taken home by students.|
|Parent/carer helpers||Optional one parent per class, no siblings. Closed shoes essential.
Check COVID-19 restrictions.
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.|
|Cancellations||Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.|
Classes A, B, C, D
|9.45 - 10.15||
Introduction - Buffalo Creek Reserve
Toilets, crunch and sip or recess
|10.15 - 12:15||
Bushwalk and activities
Eating break at Sugarloaf Point on the bank of the Lane Cove River
|12.45 - 1:30||
Bushwalk and activities
|1:30-1:40||Toilet break and eating time|
|2:00||Pack up and depart|
Students go on a journey to investigate Aboriginal culture and connections to Country. On a bushwalk through Lane Cove National Park, students will explore the connections Darug people have to country through various activities and storytelling. Students will learn about how Country provides various resources including tools, weapons, food, medicines as well as learning the many ways we can care for Country.
Students will walk through the bush to learn to tune in and connect with their surroundings. They will use Aboriginal Dreaming stories to identify the natural features of their environment.
Through teacher-led and student-directed activities, students will learn about the features of the bushland, how it is cared for, and how it was utilised by Aboriginal Peoples.
Activities include creating sand stories using animal tracks, a sensory guided bush resource walk, creating a natural frog orchestra and nature based memory games.
To conclude the day students will reflect on and recount what they have learnt while creating an ochre based artwork.
Geography K–10 Syllabus (2015)
Features of places
People and places
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content
Engklish K-10 Syllabus (2015)
Significance of environments
investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people, for example:
identification of types of natural vegetation eg forests, grasslands, deserts
explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment eg provision of habitats, production of oxygen
discussion of the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to people
Protection of environments
investigate sustainable practices that protect environments, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example:
examination of how the practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples support the sustainable use of environments eg use of resources
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
History K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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