Excursion Planning


Our experienced and qualified teachers can tailor any program to suit any age group. Please contact us with your enquiries.  Here are our tips for teachers planning excursions to Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.

1. Decide on the purpose of your visit

We've made it easy to plan (and to demonstrate!) an excursion that's linked to the current Australian Curriculum. Whether you're a primary or high school teacher, Science or History teacher, there is something relevant and exciting for your class to experience at Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.

2. Prepare your students

Studies conducted at similar venues show that students who are well prepared for a visit are more likely to gain from the experience. Whatever the purpose of your visit, students will benefit from being informed about our facilities and what is expected of them during the visit. With each of our programs we have provided pre-visit and post-visit activities to assist. 

3. Check our calendar of events

Why not time your excursion to coincide with our special events for an extra memorable visit to Herdsman Lake? Check out our calendar of events.

4. Run through our checklist to prepare for your excursion
  • Decide on the purpose of your visit.  

  • Check our calendar of special events.

  • Make a booking!

  • For any special requests, to discuss excursion policies and procedures, or to tailor your excursion to your needs, please contact us.

  • If required, complete Appendix A of the DET's Excursions: 'Off School Site Activities' policy. For information you require to complete Appendix A: CHECKLIST FOR EXCURSION MANAGEMENT PLAN with reference to Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre check: WA Gould League's Excursion Safety Policy

  • Arrange transport: Where is the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre?

  • Collect permission forms and excursion money.

  • Arrange for adults (parents/guardians) to chaperone. Adults assisting education programs enter for free.

  • Brief students and adults about the trip (purpose of the visit, time allowed, tasks to do during the visit, standard of behaviour expected).

  • Check out our interactive mobile apps that can be used in and out of the classroom!

  • Download factsheets from our website or contact us for an information kit, complete with appropriate pre-visit/excursion/post-visit worksheets and activities.

  • We request that prior to excursions, all teachers download, print and fax or email a signed copy of the Excursion Safety Policy to us (the Centre's public liability Certificate of Currency  may be viewed here).

  • Look forward to having a great time!

Nurturing a passion for nature since 1939.
Contact us

T:  (08) 9387 6079

E: admin@wagouldleague.com.au

Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre

Cnr Flynn and Selby Streets

Wembley WA 6014

PO Box 2239 Churchlands WA 6018

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