Stage 5 programs are delivered in groups (usually class groups) with a maximum group size of 30 students. Centre teaching staff lead all teaching and learning activities.
Numbers above 60 can be negotiated and incur an additional staffing fee to enable experienced and trained staff to lead a third group (total maximum number of students is 90 per day).
Living World – A Bandicoot Habitat
This excursion is conducted at nearby Mitchell Park Picnic Area within Cattai National Park (five minutes from Longneck Lagoon) and utilises a contextual approach to understand the interactions and the flow of energy through an ecosystem and how the site is managed sustainably.
NSW Science 7 - 10 Syllabus outcomes
Analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems SC5-14LW
Will the ecosystem within Scheyville National Park support bandicoot populations?
Site surveys of biotic and abiotic factors
Human impact on the environment
Environmental Change and Management – The where, what and why of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.
The excursion supports 'Environmental Change and Management' from the NSW Geography 7-10 syllabus. Students investigate the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland at Longneck Lagoon to understand how the ecosystem functions, the impact of human activity and the current management strategies in place.
NSW Geography 7 - 10 Syllabus outcomes
Analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE5-2
What are the causes and consequences of change in environments and how can this change be managed?