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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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Stage 3 - Geography - Factors That Shape Places

Stage 3 geography


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


Using the geographical inquiry process students will investigate the uniquely picturesque Kamay Botany Bay bushland and beach environments, investigating the features, human influences, and natural values. The students will use geographical tools and instruments and record their observations in their geography journal. Students will investigate the ways people change the natural environment and what impacts may arise from the proposed local planning issues for 2024 and beyond. This will result in an investigation of how people can contribute to sustainability initiatives in the area.


  • GE3-3 compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
  • GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Key Inquiry Questions

  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence places and the management of spaces within them?

Students will

  • Particpate in mapping skills and complete a field sketch of the geographical and human features in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
  • Undertake a GPS geocaching activity to discover how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have influenced the site.
  • Record the management strategies used in the Reserve and the role of local government in implementing sustainability measures.
  • Investigate the impacts of the proposed redevelopment of the nearby Kamay Botany Bay National Park, which will encourage many more visitors to the Kurnell peninsular, and how they can be mitigated.

Learning across the curriculum content

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy


View Factors that Shape Places excursion outline