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Wetlands Ecosystem

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Booking Request
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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.

This excursion is a combined geography program that includes a geographical investigation with an orienteering (or eco-teering) activity. This program provides a field work/data collection opportunity on urban wetlands alongisde an opportunity to to put their map reading and navigation skills to the test through an orienteering exercise.

Location

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

Duration

2.5 Hours / Can be extended by up to 2 hours

Cost

Stage 4 Geography

Teams of students will enjoy a wetland orienteering race by navigating their way using a map and compass, and completing eight challenges to help them develop an understanding of the complexities of an urban wetland.

Wetland Ecosystem activities will include:

  • Using a map to navigate to eight learning stations
  • Using field equipment to test the abiotic factors of water in an urban wetland
  • Undertake biotic testing via a dip-netting activity to determine water quality
  • Identifying the different types of water birds inhabiting Centennial Park
  • Filed sketch of a pond ecosystem
  • Visiting Lachlan Wetland to identify canopy level plant species and investigate the impact of the Greyheaded Flying Fox colony
  • Answering a variety of mapping and navigation questions.

Curriculum links and syllabus outcomes:

  • GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
  • GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for sustainability
  • GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
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