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Kosciuszko Education Centre - Sawpit Creek

Located just 15km from Australia's largest ski resort, Perisher, Sawpit Creek is midway between Jindabyne and Perisher Valley. At 1200m altitude and located 5km inside Kosciuszko National Park, it's a great place to enjoy and learn about the natural Australian bush and alpine wilderness areas.

The Centre focuses on learning areas in Science, Technology and Geography with key outcomes to suit everyone's curriculum requirements.

Please view the below list of programs the Centre has to offer or give us a call on 1800 766 997 for further information and to book:

Above the Treeline
Guided walks to picturesque glacial Blue Lake or the summit of Mount Kosciuszko give students the opportunity to observe geomorphological features, plants and animal adaptations and the human impact on this special environment. Students will learn about the interactions of the different spheres (the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere) and management strategies to protect them.

This excursion is suitable for secondary students. This activity is also appropriate for Stage 5 Geography and Stage 4/5 Geography (Elective).

Curriculum Areas: Geography & Science Stages 5 & 6
Location: Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
Duration: Between 4.5 and 6 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Medium

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Strategic Planning Meeting
Your students will become 'expert' scientists, geomorphologists, planners and historians in this hypothetical role-play. After researching a variety of resources, they will advise managers on the desirability of establishing a new ski resort.
A video of the students' presentations will be available to take home at the end of the activity.

Curriculum Areas: Geography & Science Stage 6
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 2 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Going up the Mountain

The students will travel through montane and sub-alpine forests to the alpine area of the park. Field study sites along Kosciuszko Road give opportunities for students to study the way vegetation changes with altitude, plant adaptations, the impact of grazing, ski resort development and alpine area management. This excursion is ideal for geography students.

This activity is also appropriate for Stage 5 Geography and Stage 4/5 Geography (Elective).

Curriculum Areas: Geography Stages 4, 5 & 6 & Science Stage 6
Location: Field work sites include - Sawpit Creek, Dainers Gap, Smiggin Holes, Perisher, Spencers Creek & Charlotte Pass.
Duration: Between 5 and 6 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Kosciuszko - A Special Place
On this excursion, students will learn about the unique natural and cultural features of the park, and its management, through an indoor presentation and viewing displays. This is a great stand-alone program, or it can be combined with other programs.

Curriculum Areas: Geography & Science Stages 4 & 5
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre (indoors)
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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Kosciuszko Trivia Quiz
Your students will learn about the special features of the park by collecting answers to a quiz, from displays and a short video about the park. Trivia prizes for the winning teams!

Curriculum Areas: Geography & Science Stages 4 & 5
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre (indoors)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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Biodiversity Survey
After an introduction to the values and levels of biodiversity and the scientific equipment to be used in the field, students undertake a resource and equipment rich biodiversity survey in a forest environment. Their observations and measurements are recorded in a poster format.

Curriculum Areas: Science Stages 4 & 5
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 4.5 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Mystery of the Bush Banquet
The students receive an invitation (partly in code) to visit the scene of a bush banquet prior to their visit. During the visit, students participate in a sensory awareness bushwalk, search for evidence of life in the forest and play a game to reinforce the concept of food chains. After lunch the students break a code to discover who was at the banquet, discuss how Australia's landscape has changed in the past 200 years, develop a plan to reduce the impact human lifestyles are having on natural systems, and play an active running game to discover the impacts of changing natural ecosystems on animals.

Curriculum Areas: HSIE & Science Stages 2 & 3
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 5 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy


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Parks are for LIFE
Your students will discover that national parks are for 'Living things, Indigenous people, Forever, and Enjoyment', through a series of outdoor games and activities. This program has been designed to meet the learning outcomes found in the 'State and National Parks' unit of the HSIE K-6 syllabuses.

Curriculum Areas: HSIE & Science Stage 2
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre, Kosciuszko Road & Sawpit Creek
Duration: 5 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Explore the Kosciarium
Students watch a short audio-visual presentation about Kosciuszko National Park, and then have time to view displays, including the 'hands-on' displays in the Kosciarium, while the teachers share a cuppa!

Curriculum Areas: HSIE & Science Stages 2 & 3
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 5 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Kosciuszko Gameshow
Students use the information they gather from display boards in the education centre to compete in a loud, outlandish game show. The students enjoy the challenge of a competitive game and the opportunity to barrack for their team. Teachers will see that their students are learning and having fun at the same time. After the game show, the students can explore the hands-on displays in the Kosciarium. The students' work sheets (cheat notes) will be available for the teacher to take home.

Curriculum Areas: HSIE & Science Stages 2 & 3
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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Teddy Bears Picnic
Chief Ed Teddy Bear guides participants through a sensory awareness walk and games, to reinforce awareness of the needs of animals (plants, air, water, shelter). Participants will also search for their teddy bears on a Missing Teddy Bear Trail, and in the process discover how animals interrelate with living and non-living things in their environment. This excursion includes a comprehensive teacher's pack, with ideas for follow-through activities for use in the classroom after the excursion. Suitable for Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students.

Curriculum Areas: HSIE & Science Stage 1
Location: Kosciuszko Education Centre
Duration: 4.5 hours (summer only)
Difficulty: Easy

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Bookings: 1800 766 997
General enquiries: 61 (0)2 6451 2099
Email: info@snowymountainsholidays.com.au
Snowy Mountains Holidays
Shop 4b, Town Centre, Kosciuszko Road
Jindabyne, NSW 2627, Australia

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