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Location, Location, Location! - Stage 2

Students will explore different locations to investigate the natural vegetation and human features of the Botanic Garden. The students will experience a scavenger hunt, an ephemeral mapping activity, shelter building exercise, and uses geographical tools to discover environments.

Learning Activities

  • Students will conduct a scavenger hunt to identify natural and human features of the Garden, and how the features are used

  • They will use their geographical knowledge of directions to build a shelter using sticks and loose parts

  • They will also apply geographical tools of inquiry, such as thermometers and anemometers, to measure characteristics of different locations to plan the perfect picnic


Stage 2 Geography


The Bowden Centre


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Identify natural and human features of the Garden, and how the features are used. 
  • Explore unfamiliar surroundings with all their senses. 
  • Apply geographical information to help decide on ideal locations. 
  • Work collaboratively with others to construct shelters for living things in the Garden. 
  • Explain what makes a shelter suitable for the conditions. 
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes 

  • Examines features and characteristics of places and environments (GE2-1)
  • Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2)
  • Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry (GE2-4)

Supported Syllabus Outcomes

Natural Environment
  • Identifies the basic needs of living things. (STe-8NE)
Working Scientifically
  • Explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing with their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas. (STe-4WS)
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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We acknowledge the Dharawal people and their continuing custodianship of this land, Mount Annan (Yandel'ora - meaning place of peace between people). We pay our respects to the Dharawal Elders past, present and emerging.