Features of Places / People & Places Excursion

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GEe-1 | GEe-2 | GEe-3

Transport Methods Walking Grade

$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 Features of Places / People & Places

On this exciting, hands-on day bursting with fun games and activities, students will enjoy investigating the importance of different places to people and living things. Students discuss the places they live in and examine varying environments including wetlands, water lagoons, bushland and beaches. With a variety of engaging activities focusing on the importance of looking after different environments, students discover the importance and varying connections of special places for different people. Every student will be eagerly participating and enthusiastically involved in this exciting and memorable day!

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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 inquiry

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

  • 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

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

INTRODUCTION
The day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation with taxidermy animals, focussing on the importance of different places to people and living things, why people need to protect places, features of places, how humans can protect places and human connections to places.

ACTIVITY 1: Bushwalk
Students will be taken on a bushwalk through the incredible surrounding bushland, exploring the unique features of this scenic area. They’ll get to explore our native bushland, and be able to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that can be found at this level, learning how movements can be observed in nature, for example with wind.

ACTIVITY 2: Animal Habitat
Students work together in small teams to create an animal home for possums, wombats, wallabies, penguins and more. Students will have their creative side sparked in this activity. Each group will be given a large array of sticks, bark, leaves and branches to make specific animal homes. This activity focuses on the destructive human influence on environments and why we must protect habitats for different species. Students work together in groups and their creative side will be sparked as they create an elaborate animal dwelling/ habitat.

ACTIVITY 3: Bird Houses
Students identify the importance of trees and tree hollows within our national parks. With the recent effects of bushfires along the east coast of Australia it is now more important than ever to create homes for our tree dwelling species. Students in small groups students will be making bird and possum houses. At the end of this activity students will place these around the school grounds or in trees to attract local wildlife. Wait a few days or even a few weeks, come back and find what species is living in your school. A great way to give back to our wildlife community.

ACTIVITY 4: Bug Catching
Students will have faces camouflaged in child friendly face paint. Students will be given small clear jars with lid to catch anything creepy crawly they find -spiders not allowed. This activity shows students biological diversity of environments and what can live in habitats. This activity also focuses on how animals have adapted to live within our cities and built-up urban areas and how humans need to create green spaces for our animals. Students will be able to identify what they have caught as they cross reference their bug to the identification sheets provided.

Locations

North Sydney

  • Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
  • Clifton Gardens Chowder Bay Mosman
  • Lane Cove National Park
  • Nielsen Park Vaucluse

Sydney City CBD

  • Hyde Park
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney CBD

South Sydney

  • Audley Royal National Park
  • Bonnie Vale Royal National Park – TOP PICK
  • Shelly Park Beach Cronulla

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area
  • Western Sydney Parklands

Illawarra

  • Stanwell Park Beach Reserve – TOP PICK
  • 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).

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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.

North Sydney

Sydney City (CBD)

South Sydney

Western Sydney

Illawarra

Title Address Description
Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
Bobbin Head Rd, New South Wales, Australia
Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park, Riverside Dr, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia
Clifton Gardens Chowder
Chowder Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Bay Mosmon
Mosman Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Nielsen Park Vaucluse
Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Audley National Park
Royal National Park, Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
Shelly Park Beach
Shelly Park, 70-110 Ewos Parade, Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia
Bonnie Vale Royal National Park
Bonnie Vale Picnic Area, 2 Sea Breeze Ln, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
Western Sydney Parklands
Western Sydney Parklands, Eastern Creek NSW 2766, 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
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve, Stanwell Park NSW 2508, Australia
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Wollongong Botanic Garden, Murphys Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500, Australia