Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

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

The Earth's environment National Parks geography excursion

The Earth's environment National Parks geography excursion

Location

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

This exciting excursion will see your students immersed in 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 their evidence, observations and investigations discovered during the bushwalk in their field journals. This will lead to an understanding of the importance of the national park, why it is valued by people and how it can be sustainably managed into the future.

Key Inquiry Questions

•    How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?

•    How can people use places and environments more sustainably?

Key syllabus Outcomes

  • GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environment
  • 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

Students will:

  •  walk a bush track and complete a number of observations and investigations in their Field Journal including a sound map, a portrait of a habitat tree, soil sample, a leaf drawing and an animal evidence tally table
  • complete the map using BOLTSS (border, orientation, legend, title, scale, source). They will record weather conditions and in the Field Journal before exploring the shoreline
  • complete the Y-chart in the Field Journal 

Cross Curriculum priorities

Perspectives of traditional Aboriginal lifestyle are integrated throughout the program.