Resources for students aged 5-12
All about national parks
What do we have national parks for? Why are they important? Who works in them? Find out with these fact sheets and activities for kids.
Find a park
Get information on parks and reserves around the state: the animals and plants living in them, historical and cultural features, and things you can do and see.
The different types of parks and reserves
What is wilderness? What's the difference between national parks and nature reserves? Why do we have marine parks? Find out here.
Find out about fire danger ratings and fire bans, learn how you can prepare for the bushfire season, and see how we manage fire in parks and reserves.
Animal fact sheets
How much do you know about native animals? Check out our fact sheets, and see how many questions you can answer about Australian wildlife.
Threatened species profiles
Find out about some of the threatened animals and plants in NSW - what they look like, where they're found, how they live, and why they're threatened.
Can you tell the difference between a cane toad and a native frog? Take our test to find out.
Search the Atlas of NSW Wildlife
This is an atlas of recorded plant and animal sightings in NSW. You can get information and maps on the animals that have been seen in your area.
Organise a school excursion in a national park.
The NPWS publishes education kits on national parks, biodiversity and rainforests, Aboriginal heritage and more. Get more details, and order some kits online.
Page last updated: 26 March 2013