Landscapes & Landforms (Royal National Park)

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE4-1 | GE4-2 | GE4-4 | GE4-5 | GE4-7 | GE4-8

Transport Walking Grade Excursion

$19.50

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

On this breathtaking scenic adventure, students stroll along a coastal track in Sydney’s beautiful Royal National Park and discover a range of natural environments along the Eastern coast of Australia. As they embark on a flat and easy walk to the iconic Wedding Cake Rock, students locate and assess the various features and characteristics of natural landscapes and examine how such landforms were formed over time. Students discover the value of these natural environments and investigate perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues. While discussing the management and protection of environments for their sustainability, students also examine various issues of land degradation and environment and geomorphic hazards, observing how these environments are sustainably managed and protected by local councils and National Parks.

On this engaging and hands-on excursion, students will not only investigate the diversity of landscapes and landforms on Earth, but also participate in geographical fieldwork. Watch as your students actively interpret graphs, use maps, experiment with geographical tools and acquire geographical information whilst immersed in the richly diverse and beautiful natural coastal environments Australia has to offer.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
GE4-2 describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
GE4-4 examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
GE4-8 communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

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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.

Bus Drop Off / Pick Up Location

Bus Drop Off Location

10am: Bundeena Bus Bay (on corner of Loftus St and Brighton St, next to Bundeena Ferry Wharf). Bus will wait here for 30mins.

10.30am All students to hop back on bus to drive 3 minutes down the road to corner of Beachcomber Ave and Eric St BUNDEENA 2230 NSW. Embark on coastal walk.

Bus Pick Up Location

2pm: Corner of Beachcomber Ave and Eric St BUNDEENA 2230 NSW.

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

Written Work Booklet Provided Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • Why is there a diversity of landscapes and landforms on Earth?
  • What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms?
  • Why do people value landscapes and landforms?
  • To what extent are landscapes and landforms sustainably managed and protected?

Landscapes & landforms
Students:

  • investigate different landscape and the geomorphic processes that create distinctive landforms, for example: (ACHGK048, ACHGK050)
    • identification of a variety of landscapes and landforms
    • explanation of geomorphic processes that create landforms eg weathering, erosion, deposition, tectonic activity

Value of landscapes & landforms
Students:

  • investigate the aesthetic, cultural, spiritual and economic value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example: (ACHGK049)
    • explanation of the aesthetic value of landscapes and landforms to culture and identity
    • identification of how a landscape can have economic value for different people

Changing landscapes
Students:

  • investigate the human causes and effects of land degradation, for example: (ACHGK051)
    • identification of the ways people utilise and change landscapes
    • description of the impact of a range of human activities on landscapes

Landscapes management & protection
Students:

  • investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: (ACHGK052)
    • description of the nature and extent of landscape protection across a range of scales eg locally protected places, national parks, world heritage listing
    • examination of management and protection strategies for ONE landscape
    • assessment of the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ knowledge to the use and management of an Australian landscape or landform

Geomorphic hazard
Students:

  • investigate ONE contemporary geomorphic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example: (ACHGK053)
    • description of the spatial distribution of the disaster
    • explanation of geomorphic processes causing the disaster and its impacts
    • examination of the responses of individuals, groups and government to the impact of the disaster
    • discussion of management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar natural hazard events including the role of technology in monitoring and predicting geomorphic hazards

Day Outline

Excursion Duration (10am – 2pm)
10am Arrival

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break – Bundeena Reserve Park (Next to Bundeena Ferry Wharf)
(approx. 15 minutes)
Introductory Presentation
10am – 10:30am
The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation at Bundeena Reserve. Teachers to distribute work booklets to students (approx. 15 minutes)
All students and teachers to hop back on bus and drive 3mins down the road to the start of our bush walk along the ‘Coast Track’- Royal National Park
Activity
10:35am – 12pm
Students participate on guided walk along ‘Coast Track’ stopping intermittently discussing and responding to questions in the work booklet.
12pm – 12:25pm
Lunch / Toilet Break

(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity
12:25pm – 1:15pm
CASE STUDY: Geomorphic Hazard- Wedding Cake Rock.
Activity
1:15pm – 1:40pm
Students walk back to bus along ‘Coast Track’.
1:45pm – 2pm
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break back at Bundeena Reserve

(approx. 15 minutes)
2pm Depart on bus back to school

Activities

Booklet Activities include:
A student activity booklet is written and provided by Ranger Jamie Tours. A PDF version of this booklet will be made available to you upon your booking confirmation, for you to distribute in soft and/or hard copy to your students depending on your preference.

Booklet content will have students:

  • Defining landscapes and landforms
  • Identifying differences between different types of landscapes and landforms
  • Describing cultural, spiritual, aesthetic and economic values of landscapes and landforms
  • Assessing human impacts on landscapes and landforms
  • Analysing management plans on landscapes and landforms Interpreting a case study of a geomorphic hazard within the Royal National Park
  • Making field sketches
  • Analysing photographs
  • Map reading
  • Interpreting graphs and statistics
  • Visual representations
  • Spatial technologies
  • Mind maps

Locations

Bundeena Coast Track – Royal National Park – TOP PICK

Our Landscapes & Landforms  excursion is also available at The Gap Lookout to Hornby Lighthouse – Sydney Harbour National Park

$19.50

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.

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Bundeena Coast Track - Royal National Park
Coast Track, New South Wales, Australia