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Students will conduct a geographical inquiry into changes over time in the management and use of the intertidal wetland at Bobbin Head.
They will acquire and process geographical information to answer inquiry questions about current land use, monitoring ecosystem health, the role and importance of mangroves, biophysical processes and past, current and future management of mangrove ecosystem.
What is the role and importance of mangrove environments?
What human-induced changes have there been to the mangroves at Bobbin Head?
What different world-views are there about the management and use of mangroves?
How should Bobbin Head be managed into the future?
Students will use their observations and a topographic map to locate areas of human activity within Bobbin Head and pinpoint this location using area and grid reference.
Using a variety of geographical tools, including kestrel and light meters, students will measure and record various biophysical aspects of the intertidal wetland and make a judgment on the health of the area.
Students will learn about the role and importance of the mangroves and crabs before investigating the biophysical processes that occur during a crab transect activity.
A field sketch of the Cowan Creek will enable students to record and annotate the natural and human processes that have shaped this area.
Students will gather data on current uses and attitudes towards mangroves and propose future management strategies.
Students will compare photographs from the 1930 with observations of the mangrove forest today to deduct how world-views and management of mangroves has changed over time.
This program is offered at the following location. Click on an image to find out more.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||Class A||Class B||Class C||Class D|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|10.10am||Mapping current land use|
|10.50am||Monitoring intertidal health||Land use and management||
|Natural and human processes|
Land use and management
|Monitoring intertidal health||Natural and human processes||
|Natural and human processes||Monitoring intertidal health||Land use and management|
|12.50pm||Natural and human processes||
|Land use and management||Monitoring intertidal health|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|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.
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
|Class numbers and size||
Up to 4 classes
Max. 30 students per class
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
> demonstrates an understanding that places and environments change GE5-2
> explores interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE5-3
> recognises perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues GE5-4
> explores management of places and environments GE5-5
> collects and uses geographical information for inquiry GE5-7
> communicates geographical information GE5-8
- identification of the function of natural environments in supporting life
- brief examination of types, and extent, of environmental change
Maps (M) - topographic maps, maps to identify direction, scale and distance, grid reference, altitude, contour lines, gradient
Fieldwork (F) - observing, measuring, collecting and recording data, fieldwork instruments
Visual Representation (VR) - annotated diagrams, field sketches
Geography 7-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015
Stage 5 Geography
Students will conduct a Geographical Inquiry into changes over time in the management and use of the mangrove ecosystem at Bobbin Head. They will acquire, process and communicate Geographical information to answer inquiry questions about Aboriginal, 1930s, current and future management of mangrove ecosystems and differing stakeholder perspectives.
address Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road Picnic Area, North Turramurra NSW 2074
telephone 02 9457 8245
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