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GREAT OUTDOORS: Oberon Public School students travelled to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah recently.
GREAT OUTDOORS: Oberon Public School students travelled to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah recently.

STAGE 2 at Oberon Public School travelled to The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah on Friday, November 23 for mapping and landscape activities. 

Despite gusty winds and cool weather, students were eager to participate in all aspects of the excursion.

An enthusiastic team of instructors initiated a geographical session by looking at a panoramic view of the landscape stretching from Mount Tomah toward Sydney.

Children were encouraged to observe and discuss features they could see, including valleys, plateaus, gullies, mountains and vegetation patterns.

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Observational drawings were made and children recreated the landscape in a sand tray.

Later, they created a map of their journey from Oberon to Mount Tomah using a collection of natural materials.

The afternoon was spent on a treasure hunt which enabled students to explore the gardens in greater detail.

Children were challenged to find answers to a variety of questions about the historical beginnings of the garden and take a closer look at a variety of plants, many of which were unusual and unique.

Students were congratulated by staff on their behaviour and participation.