Students investigate the coastal landscape of Awabakal Nature Reserve and the landforms within it. Students use geographical tools to measure and record data investigating a range of landforms. Students investigate ways people have changed this landscape, the impact of human activities and management strategies.
• Brief introduction and explanation of the day and equipment at Awabakal EEC
• Walk through Awabakal Nature Reserve conducting fieldwork activities.
• Data collection using a range of equipment e.g. GPS, anemometers, hygrometers, clinometers, compass and identification charts
• Survey of human impact, management strategies and stakeholders
• Field sketch of landforms and main features of a landscape
• Concept map of why people value of the landscapes and landforms of Awabakal Nature Reserve
For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information see below or contact us.
Awabakal Environmental Education Centre- Dudley Campus, 51 Boundary Street, Dudley and Awabakal Nature Reserve.
The excursion starts at Awabakal Environmental Education Centre at 10.00am. Students conduct field work in Awabakal Nature Reserve. The walk is approximately 3 km on well-defined bush tracks. There are no toilets available on this part of the excursion.
Buses collect students from the end of Ocean Street, Dudley at 2.00pm. Toilet facilities are available at the start and the conclusion of the excursion at AEEC.
Syllabus outcomes and content
Stage 4 Geography outcomes
- locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments GE4-1
- describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments GE4-2
- examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issue GE4-4
- discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability GE4-5
- acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry GE4-7
Landscapes and landforms
Key inquiry questions
- What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms?
- Why do people value landscapes and landforms?
- To what extent are landscapes and landforms sustainably managed and protected?
Learning across the curriculum
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Critical and creative thinking
Civics and citizenship
Students are dropped off at Awabakal Environmental Education Centre (AEEC), 51 Boundary Street, Dudley at 10:00am.
Buses collect students from the end of Ocean Street, Dudley at 2:00pm.
Please note: if you are using a bendy bus to transport students please contact AEEC prior to excursion for important information.
What to bring
Printed worksheets, clipboard and pencil.
Students should bring lunch, recess, refillable water bottle, hats, sunscreen, covered walking shoes plus any special requirements of the group (Wet weather gear when necessary). Non-aerosol insect repellent is advisable in summer.
Introduction - 10:00am
Morning tea - 10:20am
Walk and learning activities - 10:30am
Lunch - 12:30pm
Walk and learning activities - 12:50pm
Students will have morning tea and lunch on the grounds of the AEEC or in Awabakal Nature Reserve. This timetable is only a guide and may be adjusted.
AEEC is a NSW Department of Education school and staff are trained DoE teachers specialising in Environmental Education.
AEEC teachers rely on the participation of visiting teachers to meet recommended supervision levels. Visiting teachers are ultimately responsible for behaviour of students, students with existing medical conditions or special needs.
Medical or special needs
Please notify Awabakal Environmental Education Centre of any medical conditions or special needs that may need to be taken into consideration when planning or delivering the program. Upon booking an excursion, a form will be emailed to complete to detail any medical or special needs.
Parent / carer helpers
As our staff are Department of Education teachers we don’t require parent helpers on the day. If your school decides to bring parents, we kindly ask that you keep the number to a minimum. For safety reasons and the nature of our sites, parents will not be able to participate in activities.
Extreme or wet weather
Extreme weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, high winds and extreme bush fire danger may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled. If you have any concerns regarding the weather prior to the excursion, contact Awabakal Environmental Education Centre on 4955 8673 or email email@example.com.
Cancellations less than three school weeks notice may incur an administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather or fire danger.