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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Experience Engage Enable

Telephone02 9816 1298

Emailfieldofmar-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Features of places

Features of places excursion

Geography

What are the features of and activities in the bushland of the Lane Cove National Park? How can we care for this place?

Students will bushwalk through mangrove and eucalypt forests to the banks of the Lane Cove River. They will explore and investigate the natural and human features of these places, how they are used by animals and people and how they can be cared for.

During the excursion students will use a variety of hands-on fieldwork tools and sensory and immersive experiences such as invertebrate hunts, exploring the mangrove forest, creating banksia creatures, crab hunting (tide permitting) and creating a memory map of their day’s journey using natural materials.

Location

  • Buffalo Creek Reserve

Track overview

Program details

  • Recommended 4 classes per day (contact the centre if you have more)
  • When selecting excursion dates please avoid days with a high tide between 11am and 1pm 2021 tides
  • DoE school cost is $22 per student - GST free
  • Non Gov school cost is $32 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
  • Features of places program
  • Risk management advice

Program resources