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Water Management - Stage 4

Students will develop an understanding of sustainable water management by conducting investigations at key sites within the Australian Botanic Garden. On a walking tour, students examine how water flows from the Connections Garden down to Lake Fitzpatrick and Lake Sedgwick beyond. 

Learning Activities 

  • Students will perform water quality testing to assess the health of a local body of water

  • They will use a topographic map to investigate water flow through the Garden

  • Students also participate in a role play debate to understand the role of governments, individuals and communities in sustainable water management


Stage 4 Geography


The Bowden Centre


2 hrs


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Key Content
  • Identify and map physical features to develop an understanding of the Australian Botanic Garden site. 
  • Explore the way that topography and landscape features affect water movement across a landscape. 
  • Identify human features and uses of water. 
  • Investigate how natural processes and human interference can alter water quality. 
  • Investigate water conservation measures to develop an understanding of sustainable management of water resources. 
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes


  • Locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments (GE4-1)
  • 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)
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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)
  • ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG6)
  • 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.