Bushfire Awareness Experience

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE3-1 | GE3-2 | GE3-3 | GE3-4

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About Bushfire Awareness Experience

The warmer months in Australia have seen our country set ablaze, making fire awareness and safety an important part of the experience of growing up in Australia. More relevant than ever before, this interactive and hands-on excursion will have your students exploring areas directly affected by real bushfires and experiencing first-hand the impact fire has on native Australian flora and fauna. Students will conduct their own geological tests and explore bio-indicators through fishing and bug catching activities, making direct comparisons to fire and non-fire affected areas. As they examine a bushfire-prone area, students will observe how environments have adapted to fires and examine the management of different places. They will explore the impact bushfires have on Australian people, places and environments and investigate ways people can reduce the impact of bushfires in the future. Students will have the opportunity to dress up in genuine Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and NSW Fire and Rescue Service PPE, and learn about the different roles of the women and men who protect our country from fire, and how they manage backburning, hazard reductions and natural fire disasters. This informative excursion will have your students engaged and immersed in the topic of bushfires, which has become so prevalent to all Australians.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3 compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How can the impact of bushfires on people and places be reduced?
  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence places and the management of spaces within them?

Bushfire hazard
Students:

  • investigate the impact of ONE contemporary bushfire hazard in Australia, for example: (ACHGK030)
    • identification of the location and extent of the disaster
    • description of the impact of the disaster on natural vegetation and the damage caused to communities
    • examination of how people can prevent and minimise the effects of a bushfire

Humans shape places
Students:

  • investigate how people influence places, for example: (ACHGK029)
    • description of who organises and manages places eg local and state governments
    • identification of ways people influence places and contribute to sustainability eg roads and services, building development applications, local sustainability initiatives

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 45 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 45 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 45 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

Starting at the Beautiful Audley Picnic reserve students will enjoy an interactive introductory presentation on Fire Safety, several students will be dressing up as Fire Fighters and discussing their roles and how fires affect Australians. Students then hop back on bus and follow the Rangers vehicle to a fire affected area= Bola Creek Rainforest.

Activity 1: Macro Invertebrate Fishing in Fire Affected Area (Bola Creek)
Students will use dip-nets on long-handled poles to catch water-dwelling critters and examine the different species which live in this once fire affected fresh water rainforest creek. Students will collect macroinvertebrate samples from this creek, and use scientific tools and equipment to determine whether this creek is healthy or unhealthy due to the recent bush fires.

Activity 2: Bush Walk along rainforest trail in fire affected area
Students will be taken on a bushwalk through the incredible rainforest trail deep into the rainforest, exploring the unique features of this scenic area. They’ll get to explore this temperate rainforest, and be able to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that can be found in this incredible site, learning how this area has been affected by fires back in 2004 and again in 2018. Students will discover how resilient our flora is to bushfires.

Activity 3: Mini Beast Bug Catching in Pristine vs Bushfire Affected Ecosystems
Students will be given small clear jars with lid to catch anything creepy crawly they find (spiders and snakes not allowed of course hehe). This activity shows students biological diversity of environments and what can live in habitats. Students will conduct their own environmental tests and make direct comparisons between fire and non-fire affected areas. The students will then be able to identify what they have caught as they cross reference their bug to the identification sheets provided.

Locations

South Sydney

  • Audley to Bola Creek Rainforest Royal National Park – TOP PICK
  • Garie Beach Royal National Park
  • Wattamolla Royal National Park

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Title Address Description
Audley National Park
Royal National Park, Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
Wattamolla Royal National Park
Sutherland Shire NSW 2232, Australia
Garie Beach Royal National Park
Garie Beach, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
Bola Creek Rainforest Royal National Park Bundeena
Royal National Park, Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia