The Earth’s Environment: Eucalypt Forest – New!
How does the eucalyptus forest provide habitat for the ringtail possum and other native animals?
Students will undertake a bush walk traversing rocky outcrops through wet and dry eucalypt forests along the banks of the Lane Cove River.
Through teacher-led and student-directed activities students will investigate and record the characteristics of the forest, evidence of animals and their interconnection with the environment.
Fieldwork tools will include sensory observation, invertebrate hunts and recording through sketching, mapping, watercolour, tallies and photographs.
This geography fieldwork day helps answer the Key Inquiry Question: How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things? with a focus on living things.
The program supports the Geography Teaching Framework: Natural Environments. It also strongly connects to the Science Living World content: ‘Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.’
This program can also be run as an incursion if you have signifiant bushland close to your school or local area. The site will need to be inspected by Field of Mars EEC staff first to determine suitability and for safety purposes.
DOE School Cost: $16 per student (GST free)
Non Gov School Cost: $26 per student (GST free, minimum charge $550)
This excursion now runs at an exciting new location in Lane Cove National Park (access via Macquarie park). Additional park entrance fee $2.20 per student.
Earth’s Environment: Eucalypt Forest sample program