Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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Places are similar and different

The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell. Students will investigate characteristics of the environment including bushland and the shoreline by the Bay. They will record their investigations in the Field Journal. Using a map of the Park they will identify features and add labels to the map.

Places are similar and different – Stage 2 Geography excursion


Botany Bay EEC, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

Key Inquiry Questions

  • Why should this land be protected?
  • What are the characteristics of the environments in Kamay Botany Bay National Park?
  • How is the vegetation in Kamay Botany Bay National Park used by native animals?
  • How is the environment in Kamay Botany Bay National Park used by people?
  • What sustainable practices protect Kamay Botany Bay National Park environments? What can we do?

Key syllabus Outcomes

  • examines the features and characteristics of places and environment by language used and activities during walk.
  • describes examples of the ways people, places and environments interact shown by provision of animal habitats, a place for leisure, a place to observe nature.
  • examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments during guided walk students identify ways people, including self and Aboriginal people, value the environment. Students identify sustainable practices that protect environments, including those of Aboriginal people.
  • acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools including maps and fieldwork

On the day activities

During the full day fieldwork excursion, students will:

  • investigate the bushland
  • explore the rocky shore
  • complete a field journal, including mapping and field sketching
  • consider how Aboriginal people used this land
  • participate in a role play to express their opinions.

Cross Curriculum priorities

Perspectives of traditional Aboriginal lifestyle are integrated throughout the program.

Download the Places are similar and different excursion flyer (PDF 1.1MB)