Stage 4-6 Geography Brochure

 

Stage 4-6 Science Brochure

Geography – Water Management @ Penrith Lakes (Half-Day Program) | Stage 5 | HSIE

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Focus – Issues in Australian Environments

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about stormwater management methods used at Penrith Lakes Scheme. Students collect data first hand using a variety of water testing equipment and learn to understand the overall importance of these to the maintenance of high quality water. As a part of the day students also visit a new development site based on ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design’ principles where stormwater treatment is embedded within the facilities and it is treated as a valuable resource. Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day through which students will further develop their geography knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills. (Please note: This half day excursion is usually combined with a visit to Warragamba Dam but water testing can only be done in the TWO hour program).

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Geography – Water Management @ Penrith Lakes (Full-Day Program) | Stage 5 | HSIE

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Focus – Issues in Australian Environments

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about stormwater management methods used at Penrith Lakes Scheme, first hand collect data using a variety of water testing equipment and to understand the overall importance of these to the maintenance of high quality water. As a part of the day students also visit a new development site based on ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design’ principles where stormwater treatment is embedded within the facilities and it is treated as a valuable resource. Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day through which students will further develop their geography knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills.

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Sustainable Biomes = Changing Biomes at Penrith Lakes | Stage 5 | Geography

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NESA Geography Syllabus.

Focus – Changing Biomes

This new, unique and highly engaging fieldwork program allows students to investigate first hand how humans have altered the natural biome in the Penrith Lakes Parkland Area.

Students will see remnant (last remaining) vegetation of the original woodland biome. The theme of changing a natural biome for food production by Aboriginals and Europeans is highlighted. The reduction in agricultural yields led to a further change in human activities – quarrying.

An examination of mining altering the physical characteristics of the area follows. Students then undertake a ‘hands-on’ assessment of environmental impacts of human alterations to the area. Biodiversity loss and water pollution are assessed by students. This incorporates water testing, invertebrate sampling and birdlife survey. Basic soil testing evaluations are also experienced.

Finally there is a real life look at successful sustainability strategies that minimise environmental impacts now and in the future.

Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and ‘hands on’ experiences during the course of the day through which students will further develop their geography inquiry, field work and group work skills.

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Changing Penrith | Stage 5 | Geography

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If you would like to trial this program, please contact the centre on 4730 3630.