The Earth’s Environment at Symbio

Geography

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

Symbio Transport Methods Symbio Walking Grade Icons Symbio Program Type

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+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 at Symbio

Surround your students with the wildlife and amazing scenery Symbio Wildlife Park has to offer!
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 Isander Peoples, and how we can work together so sustain and preserve our earth’s precious resources.
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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
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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 1Completed Risk Assessment

Optional Extras

Animal Feed

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 in Amphitheatre / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying your exclusive and interactive live animal presentation.
(approx. 45 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into groups of approximately x 30 students and allocated a Ranger guide for each walk.
Exotic Animals & Farmyard Walk Students are guided through this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes with a private Ranger guide included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Native Australian Reptiles & Animal Walk Students are guided through this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes with a private Ranger guide included.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION The day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation with taxidermy animals, focussing on the importance of protecting places, the need to preserve our natural environment, and how the unique features of different places can support a variety of flora and fauna.

ACTIVITY 1: Bushwalk – 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 in the surrounding area, learning how this area is both unique and similar to other environments where people and animals live.

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: 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 4: Ranger Jamie 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.

Locations

Illawarra

  • Symbio Wildlife Park

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+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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1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)

Add bags of animal feed so your students can hand wallabies and other farmyard animals. Teachers and parents are also welcome to join in! Enter how many bags you would like below, $1.10 per bag.

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.

Title Address Description
Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park, 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Helensburgh NSW 2508, Australia