Getting students Nearer to Nature

Nearer to Nature Schools provides opportunities for students of all ages to take part in hands-on, experiential learning in the natural environment.

Offering programs from diverse locations in Perth and the South West and covering various ecosystems, Nearer to Nature Schools can provide your class with a unique learning experience.

Nearer to Nature Schools has a range of curriculum linked programs to complement and enhance your classroom teaching.

For teachers and students we offer:

  • excursions or camp activities based at a variety of locations across Perth and the South West
  • incursions at your school
  • educational resources to use in the classroom
  • professional learning for educators.

Outcomes of Nearer to Nature Schools programs support the department’s objective to ensure that the nature of Western Australia is protected and conserved, for its intrinsic values and to enrich people’s lives.

Book activities online

You can now book school activities online. Simply download the latest School programs for 2019 (requires adobe acrobat reader) for information. All activities can be booked online on our List of activities page.


Activities and events

The programs are:

  • For students from Early Childhood to Late Adolescence
  • Applicable to all Australian Curriculum Learning Areas with a focus on
    • Geography
    • Science
  • Address the cross-curriculum priorities
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
    • Sustainability

Senior programs also fulfil WACE curriculum outcomes, in particular for Geograhy and Biology


View the How to book page to assist with booking your next excursion.


Articles in this category:

Title Modified Date
Incursions Tuesday, 16 December 2014 14:20
List of activities Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:39
Sponsors Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:03