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Garden Safari (Stage 1)

Explore the amazing world of invertebrates. Investigate different habitats, observe minibeasts and discuss their similarities, differences, features and special adaptations.

This excursion supports the Living World strand of the Stage 1 NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus and is compatible with the Primary Connection’s unit ‘Schoolyard Safari’. 

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Stage 1 Science


Bowden Centre


2 hours


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Excursion key themes

  • Living things have a variety of external features.
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met.

Students will: 

  • Go dip netting to discover the macroinvertebrate life living in our ponds, and identify their external features using classification charts.
  • Discover habitats of insects on an insect discovery walk.
  • Complete hands-on activities to create insects.
  • Have a close encounter with our resident insects.


  • Living World
    • ​Describes observable features of living things and their environments (ST1-4LW-S)
  • Working Scientifically
    • Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas (ST1-1WS-S)