ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE
Booking Procedure How to Find Us!!
Please complete the enclosed Expression of Interest
form and fax to 49426097 or telephone the centre on Refer to Map Above:
49448233 to make a booking. FROM CHARLESTOWN: On Paciﬁc Highway, go
Cost through shopping centre - Turn left into Dudley Rd, right
into Boundary St - Below Dudley P.S.
Excursion costs range from $5.00 to $8.00 per child.
Minimum cost $50 FROM BYPASS: Travel all the way to Bennett’s Green,
Excursions usually run from 10am to 2pm. turn left to Gateshead, right into Oakdale Rd, left onto Red-
head Rd, right into Dudley Rd, right into Boundary St - Be- S PEC I AL I ST S I N EN VI RO NM EN TA L
•Hats, suitable clothing and covered footwear.
• Sunscreen and Rid, Aeroguard or similar are
low Dudley P.S
FROM CITY: Follow Paciﬁc Highway, left into Dudley
Rd, right into Boundary St - Below Dudley P.S
" EDU CATI O N ¢
Awabakal Nature Reserve at Dudley contains a
recommended all year round. (no aerosols)
wide range of Habitats including coastal heath,
• Bring a packed lunch/recess and plenty of water.
perched lagoons, creek catchments, dry and wet
BOUNDARY ST, DUDLEY, sclerophyll forest and remnants of rainforest.
POSTAL: P.O. BOX 2208,
It is very important to inform your bus company of the GATESHEAD MAIL CENTRE, NSW, 2290 Awabakal operates each Wednesday and Thursday.
fact that they will have to wait at the centre for 1/2 hour PH: 49448233 FAX: 49426097 MISSION
on arrival to transfer students to the beginning of walk EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Empowering students to reconnect our future with the web of life
Environmental Education Programs
An Aboriginal Perspective Primary Programs
Awabakal EEC is situated in the traditional tribal area Follow syllabus outcomes and can be based on either
of the Awabakal people and at all times acknowledg- COG’s units, HSIE, Science & Technology, Creative
ment is accorded and Aboriginal issues and knowledge Arts or specialised areas such as Aboriginal Education
are treated in a mindful and respectful manner. Most and bush tucker.
excursions include an Aboriginal component as a cross Secondary Programs
Secondary programs cater for Stages 4-6 Sciences,
We can organise Cultural Days for the whole school
HSIE, Food Technology and Visual Arts. Days can be
either related to special celebrations such as NAIDOC
tailored to speciﬁc needs.
Day or at any time.
Summary of Programs
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stages 4 - 5 Stage 6
Awabakal Environmental Education Centre, a NSW • Wet & Dry • State and National • Global Environments: • Science: Ecosystems: • Geography: Biophysical
Department of Education Training Facility has been Environments Parks rainforest, coastal heath, “Investigating the Interactions; Ecosystems
operating since 1976, and provides environmental or catchment study Bush” at Risk
• The Need for Shelter • Australia You’re
education and ﬁeld work opportunities for students and Standing in it • Environment Matters
teachers in Newcastle and the Hunter Region. • What’s Alive? Mini • NEW: Geography: • NEW: Geography:
Beasts • Our Australia • An Ancient Land Coastal Environments Coastal Environments
Awabakal provides an excellent opportunity to compare
habitats and assess human impacts. • Growing and • Places: Then, Now and • Visual Arts: Cultural • Biology: Local Ecosystem
Glenrock State Conservation area is Changing Tomorrow • Interconnecting Growth Landscapes, or tailored
and Change to requirements (This • Earth & Environmental
used for Rainforest excursions or Science: Local Environ-
• Local Places • Effects of Growth and is generally coopera-
any Stage 3,4,5 or 6 program you Change • Living Land tively led by organising ments
elect. These rich coastal areas were • For the Birds art teachers and centre
• Local Environment • Traditions and Heritage • Senior Science: Local
historically used by the Awabakal • Aboriginal
Aboriginal people on a seasonal • Aboriginal • Aboriginal • Aboriginal
basis. • Food Technology: Bush
• Beach & Rock Plat- • Intertidal Zone Tucker