Botany Bay EEC

Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre is one of 25 centres operated by the NSW Department of Education to help students and teachers with fieldwork, environmental education and education for sustainability.

Botany Bay EEC is located in the Visitor Centre of Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell, in southern Sydney, Australia. The site is significant as the point of first contact between Captain James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour and Aboriginal people of the Dharawal nation.



The primary role of the Centre is to assist schools undertaking excursions and field work activities in Kamay Botany Bay National Park and other locations such as Bate Bay, Cronulla and Towra Point.

The Centre assists school students to:

  • Learn about and act for the environment in a socially responsible way
  • Develop an awareness of the cultural and historical significance of this site
  • Acquire an understanding and an awareness of the functioning of natural systems typical of the area. These include wetland, woodland and heath communities

NEW Flyer for Botany Bay EEC (pdf 3264 KB)