Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Location near your school
2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Participants may be bushwalking all day in rugged terrain.
This incursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
Eucalypt Forest Digital Book for iPads and Macs
All student waste to be taken home by students.
Optional one parent per class, no siblings. Closed shoes essential.
Check COVID-19 restrictions.
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||
Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.
Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.
|9.15 - 9.45||
Introduction at school or local area
|9.45 - 10.15||Recess|
|10.15 - 12.30||Activity 1|
|12.30 - 1.00||
|1.00 - 2.00||Activity 2|
|2.00 - 2.15||
|2.15 - 2.45||Pack up and return to school|
Students undertake geographical inquiry in bushland to investigate its features, human influences and natural values.
This excursion will explore the bushland local to your school and the creeks that flow through it. Students will also examine the surrounding urban areas and determine the effects they have on the reserve.
To start, students will discuss the area, the day’s inquiry and the geographical fieldwork tools and methods to be used throughout the walk. Throughout the day students will collect primary data by conducting chemical and physical water quality testing, vegetation surveys and record geographical features using iPad photography.
Students will work in pairs to interpret their information. Connections between the bushland’s natural characteristics, human influences and management strategies will be analysed and ideas for future actions will be considered.
Student photographs will be saved and sent to school via a Google Drive link.
Environments shape places
investigate how the natural environment influences people and places
Humans shape places
Investigate how people influence places
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
describe how changing physical conditions in the environment affect the growth and survival of living things
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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