This program 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 alongside an opportunity to to put their map reading and navigation skills to the test through an orienteering exercise.
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Stage 4 Geography
Teams of students will enjoy a wetland orienteering race by navigating their way using a map to complete 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
- Field sketch of a pond ecosystem
- Visiting Lachlan Wetland to identify canopy level plant species and investigate the impact of the Grey-headed 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
The Education Access Pass Program
covers all program and transport costs for schools with an FOEI higher than 125 and community organisations that work with groups in need.
Please contact us
directly with the name of the program and your group size and we can help you organise a free program.
This programs is funded through the Legacy Fund of the Centennial Parklands Foundation