Factors that Shape Places Symbio Virtual Excursion

Geography

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

This program is filmed onsite at Symbio Wildlife Park and is offered virtually to all schools.

$250.00

1x Unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. 

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About

Discover how people and environments influence one another in an intimate virtual excursion with our amazing Rangers! Through the power of technology, students will be transported from their schools, bedrooms and living rooms to the grounds of Symbio Wildlife Park as they embark on an exciting and exclusive virtual adventure. Led by our experienced Rangers, students will be taken on a fully guided tour of Symbio Wildlife Park where they will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our amazing furry, scaly, and feathery friends! 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. 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 program.

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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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Time Frame

60min Virtual Excursion - Anytime of your choice

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

Syllabus Content Focus

Key Inquiry Questions

  • 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

Activities

Students, Teachers and Rangers will all join the Zoom session at the allocated time.

  • The virtual excursion kicks off with a meet and greet with one of our enthusiastic Ranger Jamie guides reporting LIVE from behind the scenes from Symbio Wildlife Park.
  • This is followed by an exciting introductory presentation that includes an exclusive, live animal presentation
  • Live teacher + student interaction with Ranger Jamie.
  • Opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals.
  • Fully guided tour of the entire zoo! Tour can be tailored to individual needs.
  • Intimate animal enclosure interviews
  • Live interview with a Symbio zookeeper

$250.00

1x unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government.

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Special Note

Teachers will be required to moderate the zoom. We recommend that Teachers open a live chat for students to interact with our Rangers by typing comments, reactions and questions. The teacher can then pass on any student questions to the Ranger for them to answer!

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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.