Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

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

Place and liveability Geography excursion

Place and liveability - Stage 4 Geography excursion

Location

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell

Place and liveability is a Stage 4 geography fieldwork program focusing on the key inquiry question of, ‘What approaches can be used to improve liveability?'

Program outcomes

Students will use the study site to:

  • locate and describe diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
  • examine perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
  • acquire and process geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for enquiry
  • communicate geographical information using a range of strategies.
  • develop Geographic inquiry skills including:
    • Acquiring - what is where?
    • Processing - why is it there?
    • Communicating - why care?
  • answer a fieldwork question, ‘How can the suburb of Kurnell be transformed into a more liveable place'?

Key inquiry questions

  • Why do people's perceptions of the liveability of places vary?
  • What effect does environmental quality and access to services have on people's wellbeing?
  • How can strong community identity and social connectedness enhance the liveability of places?
  • What approaches can be used to improve the liveability of places?