Places are Similar & Different

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Excursion Flyer (pdf 1141 KB)

Inquiry questions:

This piece of bushland is protected by Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Why should it be?

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?

Why is the environment in Kamay Botany Bay National Park protected?

What sustainable practices protect Kamay Botany Bay National Park environments? What can we do?

Learning Experiences:

This program allows students to understand the purpose of National Parks and view some of the significant natural and cultural features of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. They will have the opportunity to assess how the Park is managed to protect and interpret its plant and animal communities and cultural heritage.

Classes will engage in some of the following activities:

  • Investigation of the bushland. The Banks/Solander Track and/or Burrawang Walk
  • Exploration of the rocky shore (subject to suitable tides)
  • Aboriginal uses of plants and materials. Bush tucker and Aboriginal artefacts
  • Investigation of the unique local flora and fauna (native and feral animals)
  • Complete a Field Journal
  • Participate in a role play


Syllabus outcomes Geography

  • GE2-1 Examines the features and characteristics of places and environment by language used and activities during walk
  • GE2-2 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
  • GE2-3 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
  • GE2-4 Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry by using geographical tools including maps and fieldwork

Also support Science outcomes