Field Studies - School Excursions - Primary & Secondary - Sydney & Wollongong


We are hiring!

We are currently looking for casual and/or permanent part-time science and geography trained educators to join our team of experienced field guides. To find out more simply get in touch with our friendly office staff by emailing auseco@optusnet.com.au 
What do we do? 

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 Education Standards Authority (NESA) Syllabus for GeographyScience, Biology and Earth & Environmental Science.

Our expert guides come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including science, geography and environmental education.
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 to 200 students in one day, depending on the year group and location. 

Click here for our 2021 Science Field Studies brochure.
Click here for our 2021 Geography Field Studies brochure.
 
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.

Not sure what's included in our worksheets? Request a sample copy from our friendly office staff before you book! Click here to complete a booking form and list any sample worksheets you require in the comments section.

After the excursion you will receive a pack containing a USB 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. 
2022 Bookings

2022 bookings will open on 2nd August 2021! Don't miss out on your preferred date by booking early. If you are planning to book a Long Reef rock platform or Botany Bay wetland excursion, dates are limited to suitable low tides.
 
New! Virtual field studies now available

AUSECO has developed virtual excursions for some of our Stage 6 Science and Stage 4, 5 and 6 Geography programs.

Check out our 'Virtual Excursions' page for a list of excursions currently on offer, what's included, booking information, and access to previews.

To book a Virtual Excursion, download a booking form and email it to auseco@optusnet.com.au
 
If you would like to discuss further please call us on (02) 9970 6456.
Recent updates!

We have a new site available at Cattai National Park! This is an ideal site for schools located in the north-west metropolitan area of Sydney and The Blue Mountains. The site includes freshwater creeks, open forest and rainforest. Get in touch with our office if you would like more information about the programs on offer here. 

New Geography programs now avilable! Water in the World at Manly Dam and Environmental Change & Management at Mt Keira rainforest. 

Our Stage 6 Biology and Earth and Environmental Science field studies are proving popular with students and teachers. Samples are available for Biology 'Ecosystems Dynamics', 'Biological Diversity and Organisation of Living Things', and Earth and Environmental Science 'Earth Resources and Human Impact', 'Earth & Environmental Science Modules 5 to 8'

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. Each program will contribute to 5 of the 15 required hours for a Depth Study. 

Contact us for a sample program!

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Prices for 2021

High School 
Prices for all locations except Mt Keira, Camp Coutts, Beaky Point and Cattai National Park.
Year 7 to 10 excursions: $33 per student + GST ($36.30).
Year 11 & 12 excursions: $35 per student + GST ($38.50).
Mt Keira, Camp Coutts, Beaky Point and Mitchell Park have an additional cost of $2 per student.
Some city excursions can include a ferry ride at an additional cost of $2 per student.

Primary School
For all primary excursions: $25 per student + GST ($27.50).
 
Other Charges
There is a minimum fee of $500 (+ GST) for a day's excursion.
Additional staff members can be requested to reduce group sizes for $400 + GST ($440).
A 25% holding deposit is required within two weeks of your booking.

Virtual Field Study
$10 per student + GST ($11)
 

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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