Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

Emailbotanybay-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Places are similar and different geography excursion

Stage 2 geography excursion

Location

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

Immerse your students in the the rich biodiversity of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park bushland and beach habitats. Using the geographical inquiry process students will observe first-hand the unique features of the dry eucalypt forest and sandy beaches on the Kurnell Peninsular. Students will use a variety of fieldwork tools and record the natural and human features, observations and investigations discovered during the bushwalk in their field journals. Using a map of the Park they will identify features and add labels to the mapThey will be given time to reflect on the day’s investigations and discuss why the National Park should be protected. 

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)