With a Ranger-led experience, Centennial Parklands’ outdoor spaces are transformed into engaging classrooms that can deliver a wide range of learning outcomes. They support our philosophy of learning from and within nature.
Most of our outdoor classrooms are a short walk from the Education Precinct.
Our outdoor classrooms include:
- Wetlands – part of the Botany catchment and home to a diverse range of water birds, aquatic invertebrates, fish and reptiles.
- Lachlan Swamp – home to a colony of grey-headed flying foxes, golden orb-weaving spiders, brush-tailed possums and broad leaf paperbark trees.
- Bushland – She-oak (Casuarina) and open pine woodlands attract a variety of bird life including seasonal Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos. A perfect location for nature games, bushcraft sessions and eco-art experiences.
- Freshwater Aquifer – Sydney’s second freshwater source and the location of Busby’s Bore.
- Federation Pavilion – site of the inauguration of the Federation of Australia, making Centennial Park the birthplace of modern Australia.
- Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub – a rare remnant of the original landscape located in the South West Paddock, it’s an ideal chance to view a changing landscape from a scientific and historical perspective.