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Wetlands Ecosystem

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 alongisde 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 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
  • 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 WILD PLAY Discovery Centre


This is a full day program


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