Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 4573 6323

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

Stage 5

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). 

Science

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

Inquiry question

  • Will the ecosystem within Scheyville National Park support bandicoot populations?

Activities

  • Site surveys of biotic and abiotic factors

  • Habitat assessment

  • Human impact on the environment

  • Food web.

Geography

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

Inquiry question

  • What are the causes and consequences of change in environments and how can this change be managed?

Activities

  • Plant community assessments

  • Land use and management

  • Water quality assessment

  • Human activity and impact.