Excursions

Excursions (37)

Nearer to Nature excursions provide many opportunities for students of all ages to take part in nature-based learning. Use the Advanced Search below to filter results.




  • Aboriginal culture experience

    Aboriginal culture experience

    Discover indigenous sustainability techniques.

    Suitable for Years 7 to 10

    Year 7 to 10
  • Animal encounters

    Animal encounters

    Students will get up close to some of our unique native fauna and learn about their special adaptataions to our harsh climate. 

    Suitable for years 1 to 12

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Aquatic ecosystems

    Aquatic ecosystems

    Investigate connections within a wetland ecosystem.

    Suitable for Geography (General Unit 1, ATAR Unit 3); Biology (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 4); Integrated Science (ATAR Unit 2, General Units 1)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Back from the brink

    Back from the brink

    Investigate how introduced species have impacted on food webs and interaction within the forest.New Western Shield logo 100

    Suitable for years 7 and 9.

    Year 7 to 10
  • Biology

    Biology

    Understand the importance of biodiversity for a healthy ecosystem

    Suitable for Biology (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 4); Integrated Science (ATAR Unit 2, General Units 1 & 3)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Bush tucker

    Bush tucker

    Enjoy a session with Aboriginal leaders - learn about traditional nutrition, then make and eat a damper and kangaroo supper while listening to Dreamtime stories. 

    Suitable for years 5 to 11.

    Year PP to 6 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Bushfire hazard

    Bushfire hazard

    Investigate the cause and effects of bushfires and how to prevent, mitigate and prepare for them.

    Suitable for Year 9

    Year 7 to 10
  • Busy in the forest

    Busy in the forest

    Explore the variety of life in the forest.

    Suitable for years PP to 1.

    Year PP to 6
  • Catchment carers' trail

    Catchment carers' trail

    Discover the threats which may impact on our drinking water catchments and how they are protected .Water Corp Logo 160

    Suitable for years 11 and 12.

    Year 11 to 12
  • Discovering the forest

    Discovering the forest

    Investigate the values of the forests in the south-west. An excursion that allows students to identify the values and uses of our jarrah forests.

    Suitable for years 4 to 6.

    Year PP to 6
  • Discovering the Swan Canning river system

    Discovering the Swan Canning river system

    Investigate environmental change within the Swan Canning river system

    Suitable for years 7 to 10.

    Year 7 to 10
  • Discovery days

    Discovery days

    Big groups of up to about 300 students can experience a range of short activities in a single day.

    Suitable for years PP to 12.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12
  • Eco walks

    Eco walks

    Enjoy guided ecology walks through the forest.

    Suitable for years 1 to 12.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Ecosystem explorers

    Ecosystem explorers

    Explore the processes that change our natural world

    Suitable for years 5 to 8.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10
  • Environmental change and management

    Environmental change and management

    Investigate causes of environmental change in our south-west forests and management strategies used to address these.

    Suitable for Year 10

    Year 7 to 10
  • Fire biology - a force of life

    Fire biology - a force of life

    Understand the ecological consequences of fire on the environment.

    Suitable for Biology (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 4), Earth and Environmental Science (ATAR Unit 4)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Fire Geography - a natural hazard

    Fire Geography - a natural hazard

    Understanding the importance of fire management in the biophysical and managed environment.

    Suitable for Geography (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 3)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Geography

    Geography

    Explore biodiversity and threats to our forests, and analyse viewpoints of a diverse range of stakeholders.

    Suitable for Geography (ATAR Unit 3, General Unit 1); Earth and Environmental Science (General Unit 2).

    Year 11 to 12
  • Historical tuart woodlands

    Historical tuart woodlands

    Discover threats to our unique tuart woodlands and the history of Wonnerup with Nearer to Nature and the National Trust.

    Suitable for years 8 to 12.

    Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12
  • Incredible invertebrates

    Incredible invertebrates

    Uncover the world of incredible invertebrates. Students will be amazed at the life going on beneath their feet!

    Suitable for Years 1,3 and 4. Also available in the south west as a 2 hour program for senior students.

    Year PP to 6 Year 11 to 12
  • Investigate tuart woodlands

    Investigate tuart woodlands

    Discover the wonders of the majestic tuarts as a field ecologist.

    Suitable for Geography (General Unit 1)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Investigating the south-west forest

    Investigating the south-west forest

    Uncover the mysteries of the south west jarrah forest. Once your students have been Busy in the forest, graduate them to this investigative program.

    Suitable for years 2 to 4.

    Year PP to 6
  • Koolangars, corroborees and kaleeps

    Koolangars, corroborees and kaleeps

    Participate in sustainable hunting and fishing methods.

    Suitable for years 4 to 5.

    Year PP to 6
  • Living with fire

    Living with fire

    Discover the impact of bushfires on environments and communities.

    Suitable for years 5 to 6.

    Year PP to 6
  • Marvellous macroinvertebrates

    Marvellous macroinvertebrates

    Take a close look at the aquatic invertebrates of the spring-fed stream.

    Suitable for years 3 to 12

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Monitoring marsupials - Western Shield trapping

    Monitoring marsupials - Western Shield trapping

    A unique opportunity for students to be part of Western Shield research.New Western Shield logo 100

    Suitable for years 5 to 12

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Moodjitch binar nyorps and yorgas

    Moodjitch binar nyorps and yorgas

    Introducing Nyoongar culture through early childhood role-play.

    Suitable for years PP to 3.

    Year PP to 6
  • Night walk

    Night walk

    While exploring with spotlights, students will recognise the interdependence of life as the forest comes alive after dark.

    Suitable for year 3 to 12.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12
  • Sense-ational nightlife

    Sense-ational nightlife

    While exploring with spotlights, students will recognise the interdependence of life as the forest comes alive after dark.

    Suitable for years 3 to 12.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Sense-ational trail

    Sense-ational trail

    Students will engage sensory skills as they explore the forest along a rope trail while blindfolded (suitable for Years 1 to 12).

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12 Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Sustainable forestry

    Sustainable forestry

    Gain an insight into the principles and practices of sustainable forest management

    Suitable for Geography (ATAR Units 2 & 3, General Units 1 & 4); Earth and Environmental Science (ATAR Unit 3); Integrated Science (ATAR Unit 2)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Swan Canning river system inquiry

    Swan Canning river system inquiry

    Investigate environmental change and management within the Swan Canning river system

    Suitable for years 11 and 12.

    Year 11 to 12
  • The Noongar way

    The Noongar way

    Exploring Aboriginal culture in the south west.

    Suitable for years 3 to 12.

    Year PP to 6 Year 7 to 10 Year 11 to 12
  • Threatened species

    Threatened species

    Learn about our unique native wildlife and the threats they face for survival.New Western Shield logo 100

    Suitable for years 4 to 6.

    Year PP to 6
  • Western Shield

    Western Shield

    Investigate scientific techniques to re-establish native animals.New Western Shield logo 100

    Suitable for Biology (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 4); Integrated Science (ATAR Unit 2, General Unit 3)

    Year 11 to 12
  • Wetland connections

    Wetland connections

    Explore food webs, food chains and other connections in a wetland ecosystem.

    Suitable for years 7 to 10.

    Year 7 to 10
  • Wetlands alive!

    Wetlands alive!

    Examine the interactions between living things in a wetland habitat.

    Suitable for years 4 to 6.

    Year PP to 6