Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre

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Stage 4

Stage 4 programs are delivered in groups (usually class groups) with a maximum group size of 30 students. EEC teaching staff lead all teaching and learning activities. 

Total maximum number of students is 90 per day. For larger cohorts, there is an option to run the program in 2 locations on the same day (with 3 groups at each location). 


Living World – Snail Sleuths


Students will investigate the complex nature of ecosystems in local Cumberland Plain Woodlands. Emphasis will be on food chains and webs, with a particular focus on the Cumberland Plain Land Snail. While learning about the impact of human activities in the local area, students will undertake fieldwork to assess the suitability of the ecosystem for the endangered snail species. They will draw on their new knowledge to make recommendations about how the ecosystem could be conserved or improved.

NSW​ Science 7 - 10​ Syllabus outcomes

  • LW5 Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to conserving and managing sustainable ecosystems.

Inquiry question

  • Will the ecosystem within the Cumberland Plain Woodlands support Cumberland Plain Land Snail populations?


  • investigate food chains and food webs in an interactive game
  • undertake a snail habitat assessment by testing terrestrial parameters
  • assess evidence of human impacts on the Cumberland Plain Woodlands.

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