COVID-19 update: Nearer to Nature excursions are now available for booking within the guidelines of each venue. Schools can also book incursions dependant on their school policies. We are planning to offer our usual range of Spring School Holiday activities. All Nearer to Nature activities have a Covid-19 Safety Plan.

As the situation changes we will keep you up-to-date with any changes to programming or other relevant information.

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Nearer to Nature Schools program offers:

Outcomes of the program 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.

 

Our excursions and incursions cover a range of themes including:

  • Fire
  • Aboriginal culture
  • Forest/Bush
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation
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Years PP to 6

PERTH METRO incursions/excursions

pdfNearer to Nature Schools 2020 - Years PP - 62.77 MB

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CANNING RIVER incursions/excursions/professional development

pdfNearer to Nature Schools CREEC 2020 - Year K to 12 (13.37 MB)

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SOUTH WEST incursions/excursions including Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

pdfNearer to Nature Schools Tree Top Walk 20193.12 MB

pdfNearer to Nature South West Schools Programs2.00 MB

 

WATERWISE SCHOOLS free excursions

pdfNearer to Nature for Waterwise Schools - Perth Area1.07 MB

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Years 7 to 12

PERTH METRO incursions/excursions

pdfNearer to Nature Schools 2021 - Year 7 to 12 14.42 MB14.23MB

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CANNING RIVER incursions/excursions/professional development

pdfNearer to Nature Schools CREEC 2020 - Year K to 12 (PDF13.37 MB)

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SOUTH WEST incursions/excursions including Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

pdfNearer to Nature Schools Tree Top Walk 20193.12 MB

pdfNearer to Nature South West Schools Programs1.79 MB

 

WATERWISE SCHOOLS free excursions

pdfNearer to Nature for Waterwise Schools - Perth Area1.07 MB

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 Essential information for teachers:

Risk management information for excursion venues

Emergency response plans

The Centres have an Emergency Response and Fire Evacuation Plan. Our Nearer to Nature Officers, in collaboration with other delegated departmental staff are responsible for implementing the plan. In the event that an evacuation is required all school staff, students and assistants must take directions from our Nearer to Nature Officers. They can be recognised by their uniform.

All Nearer to Nature officers carry either a hand-held VHF radio or a mobile phone for emergency contact.

The Nearer to Nature Coordinators of the Centres have records of when and where all activities are taking place. Student and adult numbers are recorded at the Centre prior to departure for activities in the forest.

Activity details

Duration

Excursions, unless otherwise indicated, run for four hours (from 10am to 2pm) including breaks for morning tea and lunch.

Costs

Costs vary according to excursion and venue, see the relevant brochure above for the costs of your chosen program. All prices include 10% GST.

As all programs and activities are curriculum linked the GST component can be reclaimed.

The minimum payment is for 20 students; except for Nearer to Nature South West excursions, where there are no set minimum numbers. Your school will be invoiced after the excursion, with the final cost determined by the actual number of students attending.

Cheques are payable to: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Our ABN is: 38 052 249 024

Confirmations

A confirmation letter will be forwarded to you on finalizing your booking. We request that you reconfirm one week prior to your excursion.

Cancellations

Please confirm any cancellation in writing at least one week Before your visit, otherwise we request a cancellation fee.

Parks and Wildlife Service reserve the right to cancel excursions at short notice in the event of adverse environmental conditions.

Overseas and interstate bookings

Separate charges may apply for overseas and interstate students.

Please contact us for more information.

More information 

Curriculum documents

Contact details for excursion bookings

Professional associations

Resources

Subcategories

Sponsors

Nearer to Nature Schools receives sponsorship from a number of organisations to assist in the delivery of high quality environmental education to school groups.

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