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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

NSW Department of Education Teachers

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Stage 2 - Geography - The Earth's Environment National Park

Stage 2 geography


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


This exciting excursion will see your students immersed in the rich biodiversity of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park bushland and beach habitats. Using the geographical inquiry process students will observe first-hand the unique features of the dry eucalypt forest and sandy beaches on the Kurnell Peninsular. Students will use a variety of fieldwork tools and record their evidence, observations and investigations discovered during the bushwalk in their field journals. This will lead to an understanding of the importance of the national park, why it is valued by people and how it can be sustainably managed into the future.



  • GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environment
  • GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
  • GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
  • GE2-4 acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Key Inquiry Questions

  •  How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  •  How can people use places and environments more sustainably?

Students will

  •  Walk a bush track and complete a number of observations and investigations in their Field Journal including a sound map, a portrait of a habitat tree, soil sample, a leaf drawing and an animal evidence tally table.
  • Complete the map using BOLTSS (border, orientation, legend, title, scale, source). 
  • Record weather conditions throughout the day.
  • Explore the shoreline and rock platforms.

Learning across the curriculum content

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


View The Earth's Environment National Park excursion outline