Discover Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta: Book Now for Spring 2023
This excursion aims for students to create meaningful connections to the past, present and future of GNP-IY. Students will learn about the the history of the park and reflect upon the human impact in this space. They will explore the unique flora and fauna that currently call the park home and contribute to the park’s future through conservation initiatives.
FORMAT OF THE DAY
10:00am – Welcome and Introduction while students eat recess.
Session A – Biodiversity snapshot: learning about the unique flora and fauna in GNP-IY. Students will be guided along the Loop Trail where they will explore complex stories of plants and animals that call the park home; such as birds, frogs, reptiles, mammals, and threatened species and ecological communities. Concepts such as food chains, food webs, classifications, and disturbance ecology will also be explored.
Session B – Healing the land: contributing to the restoration of GNP-IY. Students investigate the water quality at GNP-IY by identifying macro-invertebrates and recording the results as a Citizen Science activity. This session also explores how the park is being revitalised and the roles different groups play including the Friends of Glenthorne, Park rangers and National Parks SA.
12:15pm to 12:45 pm – Lunch
Session C – Creative expressions: using nature as inspiration to create artistic interpretations of GNP-IY. Students will be encouraged to experiment with watercolour and pencil to create their own representation of nature within the park. Various props will be used to demonstrate techniques.
1:30pm – Group reflection and wrap up of the day (also a good time to explore the nature playground and visitor hub before departing).
2:00pm – Depart GNP-IY.
Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
Cost (per student): $18.50 [+GST] Member’s Price $17 [+GST]
Target Audience: Reception to Year 12
Conditions: Minimum spend of $600.
A $200 cancellation fee applies if your confirmed booking is cancelled without rescheduling.