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Places are Similar and Different Excursion

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE2-1 | GE2-2 | GE2-3 | GE2-4

$19.90

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

Gear up for a jam-packed excursion experience that will have your students talking for days. Experience breath-taking scenery whilst examining the features and characteristics of different places and environments. Students will participate in activities such as dip net fishing in a freshwater creek, bug catching, bushwalking and building beach habitats for turtles and penguins, investigating the ways people, places and environments interact. Students will examine the characteristics of the location they are in, observing the bushland, sand and sea, and have the opportunity to consider how people’s perceptions of places are the basis for actions to protect places and environments – all while having fun! They’ll meet our squad of taxidermy animals and learn about the importance of looking after places, examining differing perceptions about the management of places and environments. During our hands-on activities, they’ll get to use our geographical tools (such as a bug identification chart in the bug catching activity) and communicate their findings to the class. This exciting day in the great outdoors will spurn a new appreciation for the environment we have in Australia and create lasting memories for the whole class!

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4 acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

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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.

Transport

Would you like our help with transport? We can suggest a range of transport providers to help source and book a transport quote for you! We would highly recommend that you book directly through the transport providers.

Please be aware that we provide transport quotes as a service to help make your booking process easier for you. Transport companies are in no way affiliated with Ranger Jamie Tours.

What's Included

Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
  • How do people’s perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places?

The Australian continent
Students:

  • investigate Australia’s major natural and human features for example: (ACHGK014, ACHGK015)
    • description of natural features of Australia eg deserts, rivers, mountains

Climate of places
Students:

  • investigate the climates and weather of different places (ACHGK017)

Similarities and differences between places
Students:

  • investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there, for example: (ACHGK019)
    • examination of the varying settlement patterns and demographics of places

Perception and protection of places
Students:

  • investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: (ACHGK018)
    • description of how and why people perceive places differently
    • discussion of how people’s perceptions influence the protection of places in Australia eg national parks, world heritage sites

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 followed by an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30-35 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

Activities are location specific and change depending on the location you choose. Please see drop down to see what activities are offered at each location. Students will participate in up to 4 of the below activity options.

Introduction: The day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation, focusing on the importance of different places to people and living things, why people need to protect places, features of different 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: Building Bird Houses – Students identify the importance of trees and tree hollows within our national parks as they make bird houses in small groups. At the end of this activity students will place these around the area to attract local wildlife. They’ll be excited to come back after a few weeks and discover what species are living in their specially made habitats. A great way to give back to our wildlife community!.

Activity 3: 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 the 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: Bush Habitat Making – Students work together in small teams to create an animal home for possums, wombats, wallabies and the other animals which live in this environment. 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: Beach Habitat Making – Students work together in small teams to create an animal home for penguins, crabs, sea birds and other animals which live in this environment. Students will have their creative side sparked in this activity. Each group will be given cardboard boxes and tasked with collecting sticks, sand, stones and shells to make specific animal homes. This activity focuses on the destructive human influence on environments and why we must protect beach 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 6: Dip Net Fishing – Students will use dip-nets on long-handled poles to catch water-dwelling critters and examine the different species which live in the local environment. They’ll take samples and catch bugs from different areas, and use scientific tools and equipment to determine whether an environment is healthy or unhealthy

Activity 7: Bush Walk – 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 8: Hand-Reel Fishing – Students will use hand-reels with bait to catch fish and other water-dwelling critters and examine the different species which live in the local environment. They’ll take samples and catch critters from different areas and use scientific tools and equipment to determine whether an environment is healthy or unhealthy.

Activity 9: Crab Catching – Students will be given small clear jars with lids to catch and release crabs in a beautiful wetland environment. Students will be amazed at how many crabs live in this beautiful area. How many will your students find?

$19.90

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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Would you like our help with transport?

Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a separate quote will be provided to you. This quote will be from an external transport company who will invoice you directly.

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.