Having the largest stand of mangroves on the Parramatta River, it's an ideal excursion to explore this ecosystem.
Your Stage 3 students will love taking on the role of researchers as they journey through the Badu Mangroves in Bicentennial Park. Let them explore this unique ecosystem and uncover changes over the last 100 years. They will learn how the pressures of human needs effect the environment and come up with ideas on how to protect them in the future.
- encounter plants and animals of the mangrove ecosystem
- conduct ecological monitoring of a wetland environment
- look at how the park has changed over time
(H2) Learning Outcomes
- Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia (HT3-1)
- Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time (HT3-2)
- Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australia society (HT3-3)
- Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities (ST2-1VA)
- Investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predications and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations (ST3-4WS)
- Describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment (ST3-10LW)
- Describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things (ST3-11LW)
- 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 geographical tools for inquiry ( GE3-4)
(H2) Curriculum Links
Download our 2020 brochure
- Science – Living World Strand
- Primary Science Connections – Desert Survivors, Marvelous Microorganisms
to discover school and visitor programs available to book.