Explore the mangroves, freshwater environment and the Waterbird Refuge on this interesting and engaging excursion for Stage 2 students.
Journey through different environments to discover a diversity of plants and animals and observe and assess human impacts on the environment.
By collecting data, students will analyse information and decide whether we are moving towards a sustainable future.
- A Journey through environments that were also walked through by famous Wangal man Bennelong!
- discovery trail through the mangrove forest
- identify and classify waterbugs in a freshwater environment
- bird watch and survey our world class Waterbird Refuge (home to migratory birds)
(H2) Learning Outcomes
- Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time (HT2-2)
- Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities (ST2-1VA)
- Demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures (ST2-2VA)
- Investigates their questions and predications by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the process undertaken (ST2-4WS)
- Describes that living things have lifecycles, can be distinguished from non-living and grouped, based on their observable features (ST2-10LW)
- Science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and living things (ST2-11LW)
- Examines features and characteristics of places and environments (GE2-1)
- Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2)
- Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments (GE2-3)
- Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry (GE2-4)
(H2) Curriculum Links
- Science – Living World Strand
- HSIE Syllabus – State & National Parks, Our Australia
- Primary Science Connections – Feathers, Fur or Leaves, Beneath our Feet, Friend or Foe, Plants in Action, Cycles in our World Mini Worlds