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Yrs 7-12

$13 / student 


Experience orienteering in a local natural environment.


Get your students involved in a hands-on, outdoor learning experience where students experience orienteering surrounded by the aquatic, bird, animal and plant life, which live in and around Herdsman’s Lake. We start with a quick lesson on respect and safety in the Herdsman Lake environment, before learning all about orienteering and map reading. Participants will study the legend on a map to learn about common symbols and what they represent. They will investigate scale and learn to estimate approximate distances. Contours will be used to assist map reading and they will learn tips to orientate maps for successful navigation. Orienteering tips and course maps have been developed for the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre by Orienteering WA. Please follow directions from the Orienteering WA website when downloading course maps for students prior to your visit.

We finish with some time in the Wildlife Centre where students can explore our displays.



Duration: 2.5 hours (9.30am-12.00pm or 12.30pm-3.00pm)

Cost: $13 per student (inc GST)

Minimum Charge: $325 (equivalent to 25 students).

Maximum Students: 60

Teachers/parents FREE - Please note, schools are responsible for the safety and supervision of their students. Groups are welcome to use facilities for self-guided activities up to 30mins before or after scheduled sessions FREE

FREE education resources


Cancellation Policy

If you need 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.

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