School excursionSpecial Offer
Living with fire
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Blackheath area
Learn about the Black Summer fires as they happened in the Blue Mountains in 2020. In this Stage 3 Geography excursion, we look at different approaches to preventing and managing fires, and how these approaches are applied.
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Students will take a guided bushwalk with a Discovery Ranger and be introduced to the factors that combined to create our worst ever fire season.
We will observe the impacts in the landscape and explore the more personal impacts of the Black Summer fires. We look at fire practices of First Nations people, and of other organisations such as National Parks and local government. How do different groups work together to address the threat of fire? What are the responsibilities of residents and all Australians to stay safe? These and other questions will be explored in this experiential excursion. An optional additional session with an Indigenous Ranger is available, to explore links between fire and culture more deeply.
This session is designed to support the Factors that Shape Places syllabus.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
GE3-1. Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
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
Monday to Friday during school term.
- 2hrs 30min
Prices start from $395 incl GST per group (up to 20 students).
- Meeting point
- Blackheath: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
- Other locations by request
- If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
- School excursion inquiries - Blue Mountains
- 02 4784 7301 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.