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Factors That Shape Places: Bobbin Head including bushfire management

Factors That Shape Places - Bobbin Head

Geography: Factors That Shape Places

Overview

Using the geographic inquiry process, students will investigate the features, human activity and management of Bobbin Head, now and in the past. Each student will be supplied with a field journal to record information acquired through a variety of activities including mapping, fire management assessment and a cultural site visit.

Program Location

Bobbin Head 

Special Note

It is recommended that this program be undertaken on a low tide day to enable the students to observe the crabs.


Inquiry questions

How do people and environments influence one another?

How do people influence places and the management of spaces within them?

How can the impact of bushfires on people and places be reduced?


Learning Activities

Mangrove management

Students will visit the mangrove boardwalk to learn about the value of mangrove ecosystems, investigate the impact of visitors in this threatened ecosystem and identify management strategies to reduce this impact.

Changes over time

Students will analyse historic photos from Bobbin Head and arrange in chronological order  to compare what features from the past are similar and different to today. Students will complete a field sketch and annotate this to demonstrate their learning.                                  

Fire Management

Students will gain an understanding of the complex decision making process required for hazard reduction burns. Students will use charts to undertake an assessment of the fuel hazard of a bushland area and how this is used to plan hazard reduction burns.

Bush walk to cultural sites

Students visit cultural sites to learn about the Aboriginal history of the area and how these sites are currently being managed.


Sample Timetable

NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location

Time Class A Class B Class C Class D
10.00am Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of
10.10am Morning Tea
10.30am

Changes over time

Field Sketch

Changes over time

Field Sketch

Mangrove Management

Fire Management

Bushwalk to cultural site

Aboriginal Management

11.30am

Mangrove Management

Fire Management

Bushwalk to cultural site

Aboriginal Management

Bushwalk to cultural site

Aboriginal Management

Mangrove Management

Fire Management

12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm

Bushwalk to cultural site

Aboriginal Management

Mangrove Management

Fire Management

Changes over time

Field Sketch

Changes over time

Field Sketch

2.00pm Conclusion and depart


Teacher Information

Download the program flyer

Excursion locations Bobbin Head
Bus access map

Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation

Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.

Cost

2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free

2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class. 

NOTE:  National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition

Risk Assessments

Bobbin Head

COVID

Social Stories Bobbin Head
Supporting Resources
Student activities (coming soon)
What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear sports uniform.

Adverse weather
On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.
Medical notifications
Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.


Syllabus outcomes and content

Geography K-10 Syllabus 

Outcomes

A student:

> describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments GE3-1

> explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE3-2

> compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments GE3-3

> acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geography tools for inquiry GE3-4

Content

Factors that change environments

Students:

  • investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia …..: (ACHGK026, ACHGK027)

Environments shape places

Students:

  • investigate how the natural environment influences people and places (ACHGK028)

Humans shape places

Students:

  • investigate how people influence places.(ACHGK029)

 

Bushfire hazard

Students:

  • Examine how people can prevent and minis the effects of a bushfire (ACHGK030)

 

Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015