Botany Bay EEC, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.
Using the geographical inquiry process students will investigate the uniquely picturesque Kamay Botany Bay National Park bushland and beach environments, investigating the features, human influences and natural values. The students will use geographical tools and instruments and record their observations in a geography journal. Students will investigate the ways people change the natural environment and what impacts may arise from the proposed local planning issues for 2020 and beyond. This will result in an investigation of how people can contribute to sustainability initiatives in the National Park.
Key inquiry questions
How has this land been shaped by people over time?
How did Aboriginal people use the land?
How did they live by the six seasons?
What has changed since the arrival of European people?
Key syllabus outcomes
GE3-3 compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Cross curriculum priorities
Perspectives of traditional Aboriginal lifestyle are integrated throughout the program.
On the day activities
During the full day fieldwork excursion, students will:
complete a geographical inquiry process to investigate: 'How do people shape the shores of Botany Bay?'
use GPS devices to interpret geographical data during their investigations.
consider use of the park both in the past and present times as well as the impact that users have on the National Park.