Coal Loader School Excursions
Register your interest for a school excursion to the Coal Loader now!
North Sydney schools: Register here, or email us
(Schools in North Sydney area are able to apply for one free facilitated visit per school.)
School outside North Sydney area: Please contact the Coal Loader Coordinator on CoalLoader@northsydney.nsw.gov.au to discuss your DIY excursion.
Whether you’re getting questions about the environment in class, hoping to open up your students horizons on sustainability or looking for content to deliver the curriculum, a visit to the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton provides exciting learning opportunities.
Once an industrial site based 2km from Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Centre has been transformed into a beacon of sustainability while still embracing its Aboriginal and industrial heritage.
The Centre’s interactive facilities offer students the chance to learn first-hand how to live sustainably at school and in their homes and fuels their passion for making a positive difference.
Organising a visit is easy…
- Access our Coal Loader Sustainability Learning Guide, a teaching resource for years 5-12.
- Contact our staff to discuss your needs.
- Register here.
What will your class see?
A visit to the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability will introduce your students to:
- Information on and real-life examples of sustainable living.
- Heritage buildings that have been retrofitted to showcase energy and water efficiency.
- Aboriginal carvings and bush food gardens.
- A thriving man-made wetland.
- The biodiversity of Balls Head Reserve, including rare and endangered flora and fauna.
- Community gardens with chickens.
- Historic coal-loading equipment from the last century, including the original coal-loading tunnels and wharf.
- Artists in residence.
- A state-of-the-art local government and community facility.