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Swamp Safari

SwampSafari smallThe Swamp Safari learning experience is ideal for students to use all their senses to bring to life the wonders of a natural wetland ecosystem.   

Swamp Safari integrates many of the Australian Curriculum requirements for F-9 Science, History and Geography. Beyond the real-world science content and scientific skills development, students will also gain an appreciation of the intrinsic and utilitarian value of nature, and learn about the history and cultural significance of Herdsman Lake to the traditional custodians of the land – the Nyungar people.

*This experience is commonly coupled with the MudNMinibeasts (scoop-net macro-invertebrate sampling) learning experience to create an outstanding half- day excursion that guarantees that students will continue to have good conversations about their wildlife adventure long after the event.


At the end of Swamp Safari, students will have:

• Used all their senses to explore and make observations about plants, animals, the land and water
• Learnt ecological terms and concepts
• Gained an appreciation of the intrinsic and utilitarian value of nature, including the historical and cultural significance of Herdsman Lake to the Nyungar people.


Excursion details

Duration: 45 min – 1 hour; with MudNMinibeasts, Half day (morning or afternoon)
Class size: 1 – 2 classes (30 – 60 students). Minimum 10 students.
Cost: $13.00/student inc GST (for half day program)
Teachers/Parents FREE 
FREE Teacher Resource Pack upon booking

If you decide to cancel your environmental program booking, please provide at least 7 days’ notice so we can offer another group the opportunity to visit. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if you do not provide 7 days’ notice, the minimum booking fee of $150 per class will apply. Schools that do not provide any notice of cancellation and fail to attend on the day, will be charged the full fee, as reflected by their booking for that day.


UWA Food Web Application

Food Web app

This game app lets you play with feeding relationships between plants and animals unique to Western Australia - including Herdsman Lake itself! Learn about the native flora and fauna and how they interact in a wetland ecosystem. The cane toad is featured as well to demonstrate its effect on feeding relationships. This app is now available FREE from the Apple app store.