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Factors That Shape Places

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 Factors That Shape Places

Come with us, as we take you to the only rainforest in Sydney! This secret spot will have your students walking along untouched creeks, bushwalking through pristine vegetation and hugging our state’s tallest trees. Students are 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 fishing and bug catching on a platypus reserve while sharing their expertise, examining the diverse features and characteristics of rainforest 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

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

For each excursion booking, Ranger Jamie Tours will carefully select 4 of the following activities for your students to enjoy on the day. These activities are subject to the excursion location.

  • Students will enjoy an interactive introduction presentation about native animals up close, examining museum grade taxidermy specimens.
  • Macro invertebrate fishing
  • Bush walk
  • Coastal walk
  • Mini beast bug catching in pristine vs bushfire affected ecosystems
  • Animal enclosure + avery walkabout (Auburn Botanic Gardens location)
  • Factors that shape places Olympics

Locations

North Sydney

  • Bradleys Head – Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Nielsen Park Vaucluse
  • Shark Island Sydney Harbour (+$20 per person extra for ferry)
  • West Head Lookout Ku-ring-gai National Park

Sydney City CBD

  • Sydney Eye Tower

South Sydney

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

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area

Illawarra

  • Illawarra Fly Treetops – TOP PICK
  • Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
  • Symbio Wildlife Park
  • Wollongong Botanic Gardens

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).

Request a Date


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Please list below 2 additional dates, just in case your preferred date is already booked.

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.

North Sydney

Sydney City (CBD)

South Sydney

Western Sydney

Illawarra

Title Address Description
West Head Lookout Ku-ring-gai National Park
W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NSW 2084, Australia
Bradley's Head Sydney Harbour National Park
Bradleys Head, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Shark Island Sydney Harbour
Shark Island, New South Wales, Australia
Nielsen Park Vaucluse
Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia
Sydney Eye Tower
100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, 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
Bents Basin State Conservation Area
Bents Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia
Illawarra Fly Treetops
182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill NSW 2577, Australia
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve, Stanwell Park NSW 2508, Australia
Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park, 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Helensburgh NSW 2508, Australia
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Wollongong Botanic Garden, Murphys Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500, Australia
Minnamurra Rainforest
345 Minnamurra Falls Rd, Jamberoo NSW 2533, Australia