Immersive Nature Experience

Geography

$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 incursion adventure, 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 sparking your students’ creative side through building bird houses your students will learn about the connections that people have with different places. 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

Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority

Framework for school aged care in Australia

OUTCOME 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
OUTCOME 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
OUTCOME 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
OUTCOME 4: Children are confident and involved learners
OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators

Quality Area 1 - Educational program and practice
Quality Area 3 - Physical environment
Quality Area 5 - Relationships with children

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Incursion (4 hours) 10am - 2pm

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

What's Included

Completed Risk Assessment

Day Outline

Rangers arrive at your school for approx. 9:00am for set up.
Incursion duration 10:00am- 2:00pm
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 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 5 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Vacation care scheduled break times (lunch and recess) remain as usual.
2:00 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 and environments.

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: Ninja-Warrior 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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