Lessons in Nature

Supporting students, teachers and our local communities - Gibberagong EEC

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We would like to pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge our Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders who have helped us to understand the special connection Aboriginal peoples have with the land.

K-6 | EXPERIENCE | LEARN | LOVE NATURE

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre is a Department of Education School for environmental education. In this website, we aim to bring you exciting themed learning tasks and resources. The topics will draw upon what is happening locally in our environment and will address a range of K-6 key learning areas.

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Do you know how to plant seedlings or seeds? Did you know that the roots that you eat will usually keep growing if you replant them? Learn how to grow a quick and easy plant that your family can eat.


KLA's: Geography, Science

Frogs are the only remaining amphibian in Australia. In Australia there are about 240 species which can be found in almost any Australian landscape. Let’s dive in and learn about frogs!


KLA: Science

When we go to bed at night, a whole range of fascinating creatures come out. One of the most interesting is the spotted-tailed quoll, a cat-sized carnivorous marsupial. Come and learn all about this fascinating native “cat”!


KLA: Science

Things are moving all around us. Let’s explore what you can see moving and get creative and make a toy that you can push and or pull!


KLA: Science

Do you know which part of a plant you are eating? Did you ever wonder what plants need to grow? Have you ever grown a plant from a seed?

Complete these activities to find out!


KLA's: Geography, Science

We all live in different places in Australia. Learn what makes your local place unique and special.


KLA: Geography

Beaches are a special part of Australian life and are homes to many different animals and plants. Come and visit Putty Beach with Pam!


KLA's: Geography, English

Sydney is a city built upon sandstone rock, which is millions of years old. Let’s explore the amazing world of sandstone, and how it gets shaped and see how the Aboriginal Peoples made use of this spectacular rock.


KLA's: Geography, Science, History

Let's use our senses to find out about living things in our local area! These activities will get students outside to explore the living things around them.


KLA: Science

What season is it in Sydney at the moment? The D’harawal people, the Aboriginal people from south of Sydney Harbour, identify six distinct seasons in Sydney. Students will use D’harawal knowledge to discover the features of the current season.


KLA's: Geography, Science

Have you ever noticed the different shapes of bird beaks? Find out how the shape of a bird beak gives us a clue to what that bird might eat.


KLA's: Geography, Science

Have you ever noticed the different shapes of bird beaks? Find out how the shape of a bird beak gives us a clue to what that bird might eat.


KLA: Science

There are more insects in the world than any other type of animal. Come and explore what an insect is and why they are important.


KLA: Science

Welcome to Guringai Country! Take a closer look at a shell midden, engraving site and grinding grooves to find out what kinds of Aboriginal sites you might find at Bobbin Head.


KLA's: History, Geography, English

Learn to create your own nature journal. Today's focus will be on living things. Find out what living things you have in your schoolyard, backyard and balcony.


KLA's: Geography, Science, English

Mangroves are one of the amazing ecosystems at Bobbin Head. In this lesson students will take a closer look at the natural features of the mangroves and compare them to the natural features of plants in their home or school environment.


KLA's: Geography, Science

Welcome to Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Let’s explore some of the natural and human features of this place, your school and home.


KLA: Geography

The Mangrove ecosystem at Bobbin Head is home to a variety of different animals such as fish, crabs and birds. In this activity students will be looking at how mangrove habitat supports the needs of living things and investigate animal interactions in their local area.


KLA: Geography

Tree Hollows provide homes for many of our local animals. In this unit we will learn about which animals use hollows as their homes and how we can best protect old trees that are crucial for some of our special Australian animals.


KLA's: Geography, Science

Bees are amazing little creatures. We have so much to learn about them. Come along and join us to learn more about these beeeeautiful insects.


KLA's: Geography, Science, English