Places are Similar & Different / The Earths Environment Symbio Virtual Excursion

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE2-1  GE2-2 | GE2-3

This program is filmed onsite at Symbio Wildlife Park and is offered virtually to all schools.

$250.00

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

Discover ways in which the environment supports the lives of people and other 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 grounds of Symbio Wildlife Park as they embark on an exciting and exclusive virtual adventure. Led by our experienced Rangers, students will be taken on a fully guided tour of Symbio Wildlife Park where they will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our amazing furry, scaly, and feathery friends! Through observing the habitats, climates and animals, students can examine close-up how important natural vegetation and the earth’s resources are to the environment, animals and people. They will learn about the ways environments are used by people of different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and how we can work together so sustain and preserve our earth’s precious resources. Every student will be engaged and enthusiastically involved in this fun and memorable program.
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environment
GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

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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:

  • How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  • How do different views about the environment influence approaches to sustainability?
  • How can people use places and environments more sustainably?

Significance of environments
Students:

  • investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people, for example: (ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGK024)
  • identification of types of natural vegetation eg forests, grasslands, deserts
  • explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment eg provision of habitats, production of oxygen

Perception of environments
Students:

  • investigate the ways people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, value environments, for example: (ACHGK022, ACHGK023, ACHGK024)
  • discussion of why people value environments differently eg cultural, agricultural, commercial, recreational values

Protection of environments
Students:

  • investigate sustainable practices that protect environments, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example: (ACHGK023, ACHGK024, ACHGK025)
  • examination of how environments can be used sustainably eg sustainable agricultural, commercial and recreational practices sustainability
  • discussion of ways waste can be managed sustainably

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 behind the scenes from Symbio Wildlife Park.
  • This is followed by an exciting introductory presentation that includes an exclusive, live animal presentation
  • Live teacher + student interaction with Ranger Jamie.
  • Opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals.
  • Fully guided tour of the entire zoo! Tour can be tailored to individual needs.
  • Intimate animal enclosure interviews
  • Live interview with a Symbio zookeeper

$250.00

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.