Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre

Leading environmental education to empower learners for a sustainable future.

Telephone02 9247 7321

Emailobservhill-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

FREE Virtual fieldwork to replace regular fieldwork for Term 2

Are you looking for FREE online Geography fieldwork options for your students? Due to the NSW DoE excursion / incursion ban, Observatory Hill EEC is delivering free virtual lessons via Adobe Connect in lieu of our regular fieldwork programs. We currently offer virtual lessons for the following Geography topics:

  • Changing Places (Barangaroo case study)
  • Urban Dynamics - (Green Square, Barangaroo, and Pyrmont case studies)
  • People and Economic Activity (Tourism with Taronga Zoo case study)
  • Environmental Change and Management (Sydney Harbour marine environment case study)

More are being planned for Term 2.
Each session can be scheduled to suit you and your students. Trained DoE Geography teachers will present the sessions via Adobe Connect, a freely available conferencing application available on the DoE Portal. Each session will allow time for student questions. Sessions will be recorded and available for teachers to share with any absent students.  
Ring Observatory Hill EEC on 9247 7321 to book a virtual lesson to support your teaching program, at a time that suits you.

New Google Sites to support student learning

Observatory Hill EEC has developed a range of Google Sites to support Stage 5 and 6 Geography students with their geographical learning and fieldwork assessment tasks. The continuously updated websites offer students a range of resources, valuable links and current news articles. These sites are a perfect compliment to the Adobe Connect sessions above, allowing students to independently explore the fieldwork options. 
Sites include: 
People and Economic Activity – Tourism: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-pea-tourism/home
Changing Placeshttps://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-changing-places/home
Urban Places – Pyrmont: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-urbanplaces-pyrmont/home
Urban Places – Green Square: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-urbanplaces-greensquare/home
Urban Places – Barangaroo: https://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-urbanplaces-barangaroo/home
Environmental Change and Managementhttps://sites.google.com/education.nsw.gov.au/obhill-env-chng-mgmt/home

Students engaged in a variety of Observatory Hill EEC High School Urban Geography Programs 

Students engaged in a variety of Observatory Hill EEC Primary School History, Geography and Science programs. 

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Our centre is located at:

Level 4, 40 Gloucester Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

From Wynard Station:

Exit on York St and walk north past Lang Park. Cross over Grosvenor St into Cumberland St (pedestrianised) and continue on to the Australian Hotel. The Centre is located on the corner of Gloucester St and Cumberland St behind the Australian Hotel.

From Circular Quay Station:

Walk towards the Rocks through First Fleet Park to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Turn left into Argyle St. Just before the Argyle cut (tunnel) turn left into Cambridge St (pedestrianised). The entrance is at nunber 11 Cambridge St just past the Kameya Restaurant. Take the lift to level 4. 

Program Evaluation 

We value feedback from visiting teachers and students to help us improve our programs and to collect data about our school’s effectiveness. 

Teachers, it would be appreciated if you could complete the following short survey about your experiences with us and inform and support your students to complete the survey. 

Teacher Evaluation

Student Evaluation