Yearly Archives: 2013



Year K-2 Coniston Public School braved the rain and cold today to learn about the local Aboriginal history and culture of Killalea State Park and surrounds. They were involved in becoming archeologists and digging for historic Aboriginal midden sites with informative sorting of shellfish and rock tools. Aboriginal Dreamtime stories […]

Coniston Primary Aboriginal Culture Day





Shoalhaven HS Year 11 students ventured into the mangroves to investigate how abiotic factors and in particular soils influence the abundance of plants and animals in the mangroves. Combine this day with learning canoeing skills upon the beautiful waters of Minnamurra River makes for an excellent learning experience. Congratulations Year […]

Earth and Environmental Studies, Marine Studies





Years 4,5 and 6 students from Mt Brown PS visited the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre to learn about Sustainable living and the heritage value of Killalea State Park as well as taking part in the Amazing Race Killalea. The students explored parts of the rainforest and discvovered that Black Snakes […]

Mt Brown Public School


The Illawarra EEC in collaboration with ClimateWatch has established a ClimateWatch Trail at http://www.climatewatch.org.au/trails/killalea-state-park. Individuals can register with ClimateWatch and start making their own contribution to a better understanding of how our climate is changing on a local level. This data is then used by scientists to better understand the implications for […]

New ClimateWatch Trail at Killalea State Park



Year 3 and 4 explored the environments around Killalea State Park studying how people have interacted with these environments over the years of farming and recreational use.  Aboriginal culture and use of the land was also discussed. Students also helped gather data for the Killalea Climatewatch Trail which has just […]

Barrack Heights Primary School