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Mad About Maps

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The submission of this form is a formal request for an excursion booking at Centennial Parklands on the date/s and time/s specified. Once we receive your form we will allocate your booking based off of our availability and will respond with a booking confirmation document.

Mad About Maps is a hands-on geography program that presents the skills of navigation, introduces the concepts of BOLTS, map making and data collection in a way that is fun and full of movement. Takes place in the Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden. 

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden will be closed for maintenance from Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 August 2019.  We will not be able to offer the Mad About Maps program during this period.  All other school programs are unaffected by the closure.

Stage 2 Geography

This excursion is a hands-on geography skills and play based learning program that takes place in Centennial Park’s newest learning space, the Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden.

Mad About Maps activities:

  • From big to small, mud mapping with a focus on BOLTS

  • Using paper maps to complete a wild play treasure/ scavenger hunt

  • Eco-art mapping activities reflecting on the variety of the WILD PLAY garden habitats, including banksia scrub, grassland meadows and bamboo forest.

Curriculum links and syllabus outcomes:

  • GE2-1 examine features and characteristics of places and environments

  • GE2-2 describe the ways people, places and environments interact

  • GE2-4 acquire and communicate geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry.


The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre


2.5 Hours / Can be extended to full day sessions