Secondary Excursions Download a flyer describing our Science excursions here
Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre offers a range of curriculum based excursions which provide opportunities for students to engage with their natural world through a range of hands-on activities, observing and questioning while learning about living things in their natural habitat. The student learning resources, Risk Management Plan and Emergency & Bushfire Procedures are available for download by clicking on the relevant links below.
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 - 'Adapting to the Environment'
Students investigate terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland at Longneck Lagoon EEC. Students utilise simple keys to identify a range of plant and animal species along with some of their adaptations for survival and reproduction.
Science - '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.
Stage 5 Science student workbook (Bandicoot)
Geography - '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 investigage 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.
Stage 5 Geography student workbook
Biology - 'A Local Ecosystem'
The excursion supports 'A Local Ecosystem' and allows students to investigate the interrelationship of organisms with their environment and experience a range of fieldwork methodologies. There are two case studies to choose from: Leaf-green tree frog or Sydney's microbats.
Stage 6 Biology student workbook (Frog)
Stage 6 Biology student workbook (Microbat) Supporting online resource document
Senior Science - 'Local Environment'
The excursion supports 'Local Environment' and allows students to investigate the interrelationship of organisms with their environment and experience a range of fieldwork methodologies.
Stage 6 Senior Science student workbook (Frog)
Stage 6 Senior Science student workbook (Microbat) Supporting online resource document
Earth and Environmental Science - 'The Local Environment'
The excursion supports 'The Local Environment' and allows students to conduct a case study of The Cumberland Plain Woodland and experience a range of fieldwork methodologies.
Stage 6 Earth & Environmental Science student workbook
Other Stage 6 Resources
Fieldwork instruction sheets
Map of Longneck Lagoon and surrounds
Vegetation identification (print PDF using '2 pages per sheet' setting for best effect)
Rock type identification
Coming soon!! Geography - 'Ecosystems at Risk'
This excursion investigates a wetland as a fragile ecosystem. It is fieldwork based and very hands on with water quality testing, vegetation transects and identification of plants and animals as well as management systems.
Risk Management Plan
Emergency and Bushfire Procedures