Features of Places / People & Places Incursion

Geography

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

$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. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About

On this engaging incursion, students explore the natural and human features of places, what makes them special and investigate the ways people interact and care for places. Interactive activities such as waterworks, bug catching, habitat-making and building bird houses your students will learn about the connections that people have with different places and spark their creative side. Through these educational and hands-on activities, students identify the changing features of places, the ways in which they change and how spaces within places can be used for different purposes. Take in the natural world in this unforgettable, hands-on incursion experience!
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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

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Incursion (5 Hours) 9:30am – 2:30pm

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

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

Rangers arrive at your school for approx. 8:30am for set up.
Incursion duration 9:30am- 2:30pm
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25-35 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 35 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 5 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
School scheduled break times (lunch and recess) remain as usual.
2:20-2:30pm Wrap Up / Conclusion

Activities

INTRODUCTION:
(In Hall) with taxidermy animals with focus 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: Waterworks
Students get their hands all slimy with child friendly craft paint, shampoo, vegetable oil, talcum powder, sunscreen and water. Students will look at ways to protect our waterways sustainably and the importance of our rivers, creeks, beaches and lakes.

ACTIVITY 2: Features of Places Olympics
Students are split in two teams working together to race each other in a competitive game against the clock. This highly competitive competition will have your students shouting, screaming and cheering with their peers as the teams discuss strategies and tactics on how to beat their competitors. Students discuss the answers and problem solve the questions based around what they learnt in the morning introduction presentation.

ACTIVITY 3: Bug Catching on School Grounds
(Preferred garden area) students will have faces camouflage in child friendly face paint. Students will be given small clear jars with lid to catch anything creepy crawly they find in school grounds -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.

ACTIVITY 4: Habitat Making
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 5: Construction of 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.

$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. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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