Features of Places / People & Places Royal Botanic Gardens Virtual Excursion

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE-1  GE1-2 | GE1-3

This program is filmed onsite at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney CBD and is offered virtually to all schools.

$175.00

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

Investigate the importance of different places to people and living things 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 Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney’s CBD as they embark on an exciting and exclusive virtual adventure. Led by our experienced Rangers, students will be taken on a fully guided tour to experience the stunning beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Students will discuss the places they live in and examine varying environments including wetlands, water lagoons, bushland and beaches. Through virtual, place-based learning students will discover the importance and varying connections of special places for different people. Every student will be engaged and enthusiastically involved in this fun and memorable program.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with places
GE1-2 identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places
GE1-3 communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for

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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:

  • What are the features of, and activities in, places?
  • How can we care for places?
  • How can spaces within a place be used for different purposes?
  • Where are places located in Australia?
  • How are people connected to places?
    What factors affect people’s connections to places?

Features of places
Students:

  • investigate features of places and how they can be cared for, for example:(ACHGK005)
  • description of the natural and human features of places
  • consideration of how a place can be cared for eg a park, farm, beach, bushland

How places are organised
Students:

  • investigate activities that occur within places, for example:(ACHGK007, ACHGK008)
  • discussion of why and how the spaces within places can be rearranged for different purposes

Australian places
Students:

  • investigate places across a range of scales within Australia (ACHGK010)

People’s connections to places
Students:

  • investigate people’s connections and access to places, for example: (ACHGK013)
  • discussion of why people visit other places
  • identification of factors influencing people’s accessibility to places eg distance
  • examination of how technology has improved people’s access to places

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 The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney CBD. This is followed by an exciting introductory presentation to showcase the local area!
  • Live teacher + student interaction with Ranger Jamie.
  • Fully guided tour through the Royal Botanic Gardens overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Students will be taken on a virtual bushwalk through the incredible gardens, exploring the unique features of this scenic area. They’ll get to explore this beautiful green space and be able to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that can be found at this level, learning how this area is both unique and similar to other environments where people and animals live. They'll also learn about the importance of green spaces such as botanical gardens in urban areas.

$175.00

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.