Factors That Shape Places at Shark Island

Geography

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

$38.50

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 Factors That Shape Places

Join us on an engaging excursion to explore the exciting and unique environment deep in Sydney Harbour on pristine Shark Island. Students will walk through primeval vegetation, see the ocean and gain a unique appreciation for the different types of places in our natural environment and the factors which shape them. Students will be immersed within a range of natural settings, exploring and learning first-hand how people and environments influence one another. Our experienced Rangers will take your students bug catching while sharing their expertise, examining the diverse features and characteristics of bush and coastal environments. Students will discover the importance of natural environments and recognise how human influence through early settlement has dramatically altered these ecosystems. Using provided temperature gauges and anemometers, students will put on their science hats to record and compare the geographical data of these environments, identifying key similarities and differences. What better way to learn about the factors that shape places than an exciting, action packed Ranger Jamie adventure day amongst nature?

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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 Ferry Costs

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence places and the management of spaces within them?

Factors that change environments
Students:

  • investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia and another country, for example: (ACHGK026, ACHGK027)
    • examination of how people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have influenced each country’s environmental characteristics eg land clearing

Environments shape places
Students:

  • investigate how the natural environment influences people and places, for example: (ACHGK028)
    • discussion of how climate influences the distribution of where people live
    • comparison of how landforms influence where and how people live in Australia and another country

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
    • examination of a local planning issue; the different views about it and a possible action in response to it

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 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

Activity 1: Hand-Reel Fishing off Shark Island Wharf

Activity 2: Bug Catching on Shark Island

Activity 3: Fair Penguin Habitat Making on Shark Island Beach

Locations

North Sydney

  • Shark Island Sydney Harbour

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$38.50

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.

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Shark Island Sydney Harbour
Shark Island, New South Wales, Australia