Field Studies - School Excursions - Primary & Secondary - Sydney & Wollongong
Field Trips Back On!

Great news! Auseco field trips are back on! We are so excited with the announcement by the NSW DoE “Day field trips to outdoor locations with no physical distancing requirements can take place”. It’s time to book your class in. Whether it’s the bushland, rainforest, mangroves, sand dunes or rock platform, Auseco’s sites are well equipped to maintain physical distancing measures and offer an engaging outdoor learning experience. Contact us for more details or to book!

Read our COVID policy here.
 
Virtual Field Studies

AUSECO has developed virtual excursions for some of our Stage 6 Science and Stage 4, 5 and 6 Geography programs, with more on the way! In these uncertain times we are working to adapt to the new situation and hope you will support our efforts and find it helpful for your students in completing their assessments tasks. 

Check out our 'Virtual Excursions' page for a list of excursions currently offered, further details on what's included, booking information, and access to video previews of our programs.

To book a Virtual Excursion, download a booking form and email it to auseco@optusnet.com.au
 
If you would like to discuss further please call us on (02) 9970 6456.

Feedback

"I thought it was fantastic, we also based an assessment task on the skills learnt from this excursion experience. We loved that they could take their own readings from your equipment measuring abiotic factors and population estimates using your quadrats and transects. Thanks so much!" Danebank Anglican School

"A great resource!! Thank you. You have done a great job! The boys have found it straight forward navigating around." Knox Grammar

"The year 11 students have really benefited from the on-line experience. I used it to complete a ‘practice’ field study before they were asked to complete their own when we returned to school. Many of the analysis skills, and field work skills they learnt while completing the booklet, it was good to have a platform for them to complete this while in lockdown at home." Moriah College

"I found the webpage easy to navigate and all the information was easy to access. The students were able to work through the booklets with minimal guidance. I really appreciate that your company was willing to make an online version of a field study for these unusual times. I would recommend it to other Biology teachers." Maitland Christian School
 

2021 Bookings

2021 bookings are now open! Schools have started to book their excursions. Don't miss out on your preferred date by booking early.

Important! If you are planning to book a Long Reef or Botany Bay excursion we have limited low tide dates. 
 
Recent updates!

We have a new site available at Cattai National Park! This is an ideal site for schools located in the north-west metropolitan area of Sydney and The Blue Mountains. The site includes freshwater creeks, open forest and rainforest. Get in touch with our office if you would like more information about the programs on offer here. 

New Geography programs now avilable! Water in the World at Manly Dam and Environmental Change & Management at Mt Keira rainforest. 

Our Stage 6 Biology and Earth and Environmental Science field studies are proving popular with students and teachers. Samples are available for Biology 'Ecosystems Dynamics', 'Biological Diversity and Organisation of Living Things', and Earth and Environmental Science 'Earth Resources and Human Impact', 'Earth & Environmental Science Modules 5 to 8'

Programs are designed to meet the field work and practical investigation requirements of the new syllabus, and can be used as stimulus or as practical investigation for the new Depth Study component. Each program will contribute to 5 of the 15 required hours for a Depth Study. 

Contact us for a sample program!

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What do we do?

AUSECO is a privately owned field study company, set up as a resource for K-12 teachers. Our field studies are designed to meet the field work requirements related to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Syllabus for Geography, Science, Senior Biology and Earth & Environmental Science.

Our expert guides come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including science, geography and environmental education.

You and your class make your own way to the excursion location to meet your AUSECO guide. Students follow worksheets in small groups to investigate the environment using a variety of equipment and techniques. 

We can run excursions for up to 200 students in one day, depending on the year group and location. 

Click here for our 2020 Science Field Studies brochure.
Click here for our 2020 Geography Field Studies brochure.

 

What do you get?

A teachers information pack is sent out prior to the excursion with a copy of the worksheets for the day and comprehensive details about what to expect, bring and how to get to the location. 

After the excursion you will receive a pack containing a DVD with answer sheets, assessment tasks, supplementary activities, photos taken of your students during the excursion, plus we also select and print a few of these photos for you to display in the classroom. 
 

Prices for 2020

High School 
Prices for all locations except Mt Keira, Camp Coutts, Beaky Point and Cattai National Park.
Year 7 to 10 excursions: $33 per student + GST ($36.30).
Year 11 & 12 excursions: $35 per student + GST ($38.50).
Mt Keira, Camp Coutts, Beaky Point and Mitchell Park have an additional cost of $2 per student.
Some city excursions can include a ferry ride at an additional cost of $2 per student.

Primary School
For all primary excursions: $25 per student + GST ($27.50).
 
Other Charges
There is a minimum fee of $500 (+ GST) for a day's excursion.
Additional staff members can be requested to reduce group sizes for $400 + GST ($440).
A 25% holding deposit is required within two weeks of your booking.

Virtual Field Study
$10 per student + GST ($11)
 

Feedback

"An excellent, informative day. All questions were answered and the kids were thoroughly engaged. An outstanding excursion!"
      - International Grammar School.
 
"Excellent day, the boys always get a lot out of the experience" 
      - St Augustine's College.
 
"A great day, students enjoyed it. The excursion staff were very informative and enthusiastic. Timing was excellent. All parts of the syllabus were well covered."
      - St Pius College, Chatswood.
 

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