Factors that Shape Places
How is the Field of Mars Reserve or your local bushland managed for people and the environment?
This geography fieldwork day supports the new Geography K-10 syllabus content areas: Factors that change environments and Humans shape places.
Students undertake geographical inquiry in bushland investigating its features, human influences and natural values. In the role of environmental officers and reserve visitors, students will undertake investigations into the environmental conditions of the reserve, link these results to human influences and consider sustainable management strategies for the reserve.
Students will use geographical tools and instruments to undertake water quality tests and flora and fauna surveys. Throughout the day students will utilise the reserve’s recreational amenity, creatively recording personal experiences, guided by multiple intelligences, and providing insight into human uses. They will record observations and experiences through maps, photography and field sketches using iPads and other media.
The program is supported by the Factors that Shape Places unit of work (coming soon)
It also supports the Geography Teaching Framework: Contemporary Land Use Issue.
Field of Mars Reserve
Local bushland. This program can run as an incursion if you have signifiant bushland close to your school or local area.
Maximum 4 classes per day.
2017 DoE School Cost: $16 per student (GST free)
2017 Non Gov School Cost: $26 per student (GST free, minimum charge $550)
2018 DOE School Cost: $18 per student (GST free)
2018 Non Gov School Cost: $28 per student (GST free, minimum charge $550)
Download Program Factors that Shape Places