Activity Sheets

Twelve Activity Sheets are available for students. Those marked with ** asterisks are recommended for use on the walks.

Amazing Mangroves – an introduction to the special features of mangroves and the animals that rely on them with an opportunity for students to complete a food chain and suggest ways to help improve the health of our rivers.

Amazing Mangroves - Word Doc (editable) >> (2.5MB)

Amazing Mangroves - PDF (non-editable) >> (683 KB)


** Natural or Built? – an opportunity to classify features as natural or built. Students can work in groups and tick what they see as they walk.

Natural or Built? - Word Doc (editable) >> (35 KB)

Natural or Built? - PDF (non-editable) >> (45 KB)


** Living Things – a checklist of common plants and animals. Again, students can work in groups and tick what they see as they walk.

Living Things - Word Doc (editable) >> (1.05 MB)

Living Things - PDF (non-editable) >> (128 KB)


** Making A Journey Map – an introduction to drawing a simple map that is a summary of the places visited during the walk and the memories about each. This relates well to the traditional Aboriginal experience where each walk through a landscape was a walk through a story. Strongly recommended as an activity to be done at the completion of your walk.

Making a Journey Map - Word Doc (editable) >> (139 KB)

Making a Journey Map - PDF (non-editable) >> (204 KB)


Valley Talk and Valley Talk - Photos Page – an opportunity to use geographic terms to name landforms seen during the walk. A Solution Sheet is provided.


Valley Talk - Word Doc (editable) >> (123 KB)

Valley Talk - PDF (non-editable) >> (192 KB)

Valley Talk Solutions - PDF (non-editable) >> (48 KB)

Valley Talk Photos - PDF (non-editable) >> (958 KB)


** Bugs and Critters – a data sheet for recording information about small creatures observed along a section of the trail. More bugs to be seen on the Wolli Creek trails.

Bugs and Critters - Word Doc (editable) >> (293 KB)

Bugs and Critters - PDF (non-editable) >> (124 KB)


Caring For Country – a focus on the ways the Eora may have used materials in the local environment. Again, a Solution Sheet is provided.

Caring for Country - Word Doc (editable) >> (3.1 MB)

Caring for Country - PDF (non-editable) >> (246 KB)


Reduce, Re-use, Recycle – an opportunity to list items of pollution, and where they may have come from. Students suggest alternative materials and actions and identify the materials that are more environmentally friendly.

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - Word Doc (editable) >> (201 KB)

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - PDF (non-editable) >> (246 KB)


** Bio What? – an introduction to what biodiversity means and its links to plant layers. An opportunity to record data on the biodiversity of an area of study.

Bio What? - Word Doc (editable) >> (1.1 MB)

Bio What? - PDF (non-editable) >> (116 KB)


Heritage - Worth Protecting! – an explanation of what heritage means and an opportunity for making decisions about what’s worth protecting with reasons why.

Heritage - Worth Protecting! - Word Doc (editable) >> (2 MB)

Heritage - Worth Protecting! - PDF (non-editable) >> (1 MB)


Completing a Timeline – a summary of important events affecting the Cooks River area with students given the opportunity to complete the timeline in conjunction with their teacher. This requires students to sequence dates from the earliest to the most recent. This activity also has a Solution Sheet.

Completing a Timeline - Word Doc (editable) >> (55 KB)

Completing a Timeline - PDF (non-editable) >> (61 KB)

Completing a Timeline Solution - PDF (non-editable) >> (70 KB)


What Bird Is That? – provides clues about appearance, behaviour and habitat for identifying some of the black and white birds found in the local area.

What Bird is That? - Word Doc (editable) >> (41 KB)

What Bird is That? - PDF (non-editable) >> (53 KB)


Our Indigenous Mosaic – focusses on the mosaic in Gough Whitlam Park, with discussion questions relating to how the artists have chosen to represent the Bidjigal people and their connection to the land.

Our Indigenous Mosaic - Word Doc (editable) >> (217 KB)

Our Indigenous Mosaic - PDF (non-editable) >> (173 KB)


Why Wetlands? – uses a ‘Once Upon A Time…’ tale to inform the reader about wetland use over the years and finishes by posing the question, ‘Now do you know why wetlands are important?’

Why Wetlands? - Word Doc (editable) >> (204 KB)

Why Wetlands? - PDF (non-editable) >> (327 KB)


Your own video and sound recording, art and play activities can be done at stops during the walk.



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