School Information

Bushland Interpretive Program

All year: book as required

School Years: K-12

Curriculum/Subject connection: Environmental Studies

Willoughby City Council’s Bushland Officers provide guided bushwalks throughout the local Willoughby area. Most schools are within walking distance of a bushland reserve. In Willoughby we have 338ha of natural bushland to discover. We can take your class on a 1 or 2 hour bushwalk where students will develop a connection with their local environment.  Students will learn about:

  • Native Plants and Animals
  • Biodiversity
  • Water Catchments
  • Pollution
  • Weeds and Pest Animals
  • Bushland Regeneration
  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Local History


Stage 1

  • Living Things
  • Growing and Changing
  • Earth and its Surroundings
  • Places We Know
  • Wet and Dry Environments
  • The Need for Shelter
  • Bush Christmas 

Stage 2

  • Australia You’re Standing in It
  • Places: Then, Now and Tomorrow
  • National and State Parks
  • Mini Worlds
  • Cycles in Our World
  • Our Australia

Stage 3

  • Global Environments: Rainforests
  • Global Connections & Patterns of Place and Location
  • Environment Matters

Stages 4-6

Students will meet syllabus outcomes in Science, Geography, History, and Aboriginal Studies.

We can also develop an activity to meet your student objectives. For example, Mercy College’s Year 7 students have participated in the Flat Rock Gully Bushland and Geography Adventure. Here students come for a day activity which includes a guided bushwalk, focusing on environmental matters, Aboriginal presentation from the Aboriginal Heritage Office, and a session on how to read topographical maps and use a compass.


Emma Hayes, Bushland Interpretation Officer

9777 7942