All groups MUST pre-book their excursion with the Urrbrae Wetland Manager, via the contact page.
It is recommended that schools book a term in advance to secure their optimum excursion dates and avoid disappointment.
Upon booking the Wetland Manager will collaborate with the excursion coordinator to select wetland programs and resources specific to curriculum and cohort needs. The visiting group will then receive a booking sheet detailing the programs, logistics, timeline and key resources linking to the activities.
Site map, what to bring list and booking sheet exemplar are below.
The Urrbrae Wetland is located on the Urrbrae Education site along with the Urrbrae Agricultural High School, TAFE, Nature Education Center and Urrbrae Farm.
Wetland access is primarily via the Main Gate, however it maybe necessary for large groups (over 70) or groups participating in joint programs to access via Gate D. Local schools who wish to access via the western gate by Balham Reserve must negotiate this with the Wetland Manager.
What to Bring
The Urrbrae Wetland is an environmental site with limited access to electronic appliances.
If having recess and lunch at the Wetland, encourage students to pack food suitable for an outdoors picnic. This includes foods that do not need heating or cooling.
Always bring a WATER bottle - the is a tap for refill at the Wetland.
We recommended students bring 'nude food' to reduce their ecological footprint.
Upon contact, the Urrbrae Wetland Manager, will develop a booking sheet through consultation with the personnel coordinating the excursion.
This document details contact and cohort information, program, timeline and curriculum links.
Receiving a completed booking sheet via email, severs as final confirmation of the excursion.
Sites will be invoiced following the excursion.