AUSECO field study excursions
About Us

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 Board of Studies Syllabus for Geography, Science, Senior Biology and Senior Science and Earth & Environmental Science.

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

Recent updates!

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We are currently preparing for the upcoming changes in the Stage 6 Science Curriculum for 2018! Drafts are currently available for Biology 'Ecosystems Dynamics' (including a Individual Research Project option for Long Reef), 'Biological Diversity and Organisation of Living Things', and Earth and Environmental Science 'Earth Resources and Human Impact'. A comprehensive summary of our brand new programs is listed here. 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. Contact us for a sample program!
 

What do we do?

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 200 students in one day, depending on the year group and location. 
 


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 2017

High School 
For all Sydney excursions: $ 31 per student + GST ($34.10).  
For all Camp Coutts and Wollongong excursion, and City excursions including ferry ride: $ 33 per student + GST ($36.30).
 
Primary School
For all Sydney primary excursions: $ 21 per student + GST ($23.10).
For Camp Coutts and Wollongong excursions: $23 per student + GST ($25.30)
 
There is a minimum fee of $ 450 (+ GST) for a day's excursion.
Additional staff members can be requested to reduce group sizes for $320 (+ GST).
A 25% holding deposit is required within two weeks of your booking.
 

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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