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Environmental Change and Management - Stage 5

Students will learn about the ecology of protected, remnant environments and how the Botanic Garden is effectively managing environmental change to enhance sustainability. Through abiotic and biotic testing, vegetation surveys, and a mapping exercise, students will analyse the effect of interactions between people, places and environments.

Learning Activities

  • Students will annonate a site map as they explore remenent environments, recording important natural and human features of the environment. 
  • They will use a variety of field tests and use their data to conduct an ecosystem health assessment. 
  • Students will also learn about environmental management strategies in practise at the Botanic Gardens and use real data to create their own urban plans for the region. 


Stage 5 Geography


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2 hours


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Key Content
  • Investigate remenant and protected environments. 
  • Explore how human impacts have resulted in some of these environments listing as critically endangered. 
  • Investigate sustainability strategies to minimise environmental impacts on the remaining woodland/rainforest. 
  • Connect geographical information by using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry.
Syllabus Outcomes


GE5-3 Analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments 
GE5-5 Assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability 
GE5-7 Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry                                                                                                                                            

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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.


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