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Habitat Hunters - Early Stage 1

Discover the needs of living things as you explore different habitats of animals in the Gardens. This lesson provides students with hands-on activities making mini animal shelters, a scavenger hunt through the Connections Garden, and interactive story-telling. 

This excursion supports the Natural Environment strand of the Early Stage 1 NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus and is compatible with Primary Connection’s unit ‘Staying Alive’. 

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Early Stage 1 Science & Technology


Bowden Centre


2 hours


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Excursion Key Themes:

  • Needs of living things 
  • Animals can live in a variety of habitats

Students will:

  • Learn about the needs of living things through interactive, hands-on activities
  • Use their senses to discover evidence of animals in their habitats
  • Make mini shelters for an animal
•   Explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things (STe-3LW-ST)

•   Observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas (STe-1WS-S)
We can accommodate up to 90 students per session.
Our programs have a guide to student ratio of 1 : 30. Classes larger than 30 will be split into 30 or less. Please ensure you bring adequate supervision to meet this ratio.
Ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your lesson commences to allow time for a snack, a visit to restrooms and to stow away bags. 
Our educators will lead your session, but the class teacher is responsible for the care of the students. Adult helpers are welcome to participate as well.
The lesson is a focused learning experience. The students will be more engaged if they have participated in some relevant pre-excursion activities.
Adult helpers will be an asset if they have roles given to them before the lesson.
Teachers and assisting adults are free of charge.
"Students were engaged in a wide range of hands on activities."
Teacher, St Brendan’s, Annandale