Factors That Shape Places at Symbio

Geography

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

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$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+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 at Symbio

Cuddle a possum, pat a python and feed the wallabies in their natural habitat on this interactive and hands-on day at Symbio Wildlife Park! During this action packed excursion, students embark on intimate guided tours discovering how people and environments influence one another. Discover how people influence places on two engaging walks through the park with our expert Rangers. Students will examine native and exotic animal species up close in their custom enclosures mimicking native environments and explore the diverse features and characteristics of ecosystems including wetlands, water lagoons, bushland, deserts and rainforests. Between animal cuddles and interactive presentations, students will analyse the crucial role of zoos and discover how spaces are managed within Symbio Wildlife Park. They will also investigate the importance of a range of breeding programs in populating Australia’s endangered animal species. Your students will be bursting with extensive knowledge and fun facts after this exciting and unforgettable day!
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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 1Completed Risk Assessment

Optional Extras

Animal Feed

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

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 in Amphitheatre / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying your exclusive and interactive live animal presentation.
(approx. 45 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into groups of approximately x 30 students and allocated a Ranger guide for each walk.
Exotic Animals and Farmyard Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private Ranger guide included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Native Australian Reptiles and Animal Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private Ranger guide included.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

  • Start the day in the amphitheatre with your own exclusive live animal presentation. Meet a selection of five animals ranging from possums, lizards, snakes, reptiles, birds, and alligators.
  • Two complete guided tours;
    • Exotic Animal Walk: Get up close and meet farmyard animals, goats, chickens, roosters, sheep, lamas, guinea pigs, meerkats, cheetahs, ring tailed lemurs, red pandas, monkeys, alligators and MORE!
    • Native Australian Walk: Visit venomous snakes, pythons, lizards, spiders, koalas, crocs, eagles, echidnas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, birds and MORE!

Locations

Illawarra

  • Symbio Wildlife Park

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+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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1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)

Add bags of animal feed so your students can hand wallabies and other farmyard animals. Teachers and parents are also welcome to join in! Enter how many bags you would like below, $1.10 per bag.

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
Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park, 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Helensburgh NSW 2508, Australia