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Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

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Places are similar and different

Geography - Places are Similar and Different

Supports the Geography teaching framework - features of Australia

Program feedback

"Gave students a practical and real world experience relating to our Geography unit."

Key syllabus outcomes

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

Key inquiry questions

  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • How do people's perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places?

Inquiry questions

  • How is Royal National Park similar to your school and how is it different?
  • What are people's perceptions of Royal National Park?
  • How do different perceptions influence the protection of Royal National Park?

Learning activities


  • explore natural features in the Royal National Park
  • identify features on a bush walk
  • draw a field sketch
  • describe and measure weather and compare to climate data
  • create ephemeral art using natural materials or produce a scratch art
  • survey and explore peoples' feelings and attitudes toward the site

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