The Earth’s Environment at Shark Island

Geography

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

Transport

$38.50

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 The Earth's Environment

Students will have the chance to explore Australia’s great outdoors, observing the climate, natural vegetation and native animals of Australia, all while exploring the unique environment of Shark Island. Students will be involved in team building activities such as bug catching, fishing, exploring our gorgeous coast, and testing their knowledge through the Ranger Jamie Olympic Games. Through our experienced Rangers’ interactive presentation, students will have the opportunity to understand the importance of the environment and how it supports the lives of people and other living things and learn ways they can help achieve sustainability!
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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

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

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • 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

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 before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 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 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

INTRODUCTION
After an exciting ferry ride, the day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation, focussing 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: Bushwalk
Students will be taken on a guided walk to view the unique landscape of Shark Island, 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 on the island.

Activity 2: 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 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 3: Animal Habitats
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 4: 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.

Locations

North Sydney

  • Shark Island Sydney Harbour

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$38.50

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 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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Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
Shark Island, New South Wales, Australia