Fire Geography

Fire Geography
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

Managing fire in a fire-prone environment

Bushfires are inevitable in the fire-prone landscapes of Western Australia. Long dry summers, flammable vegetation and ignition from lightning or human causes mean that bushfires occur every summer. Engage in geographic fieldwork to examine the impacts of bushfire on the ecosystem and community. Compare the effects of fire on natural and managed areas and consider how topography and land management affect fire behaviour. Discover the difference between bushfires and prescribed burning and why prescribed burns are critical for protecting life, property and the environment. Assess how we can prepare for, and mitigate the effects of bushfire.

It is highly recommended that schools undertake the Fire geography package (one-hour incursion before the excursion). The package is designed to prepare the students for the fieldtrip by providing relevant information so we free up as much time as possible for hands-on fieldwork whilst on the excursion.

Geography ATAR Unit 1, Geography General Unit 3

COST: $16 per student (minimum payment for 20 students) for the excursion and $180 for the incursion when doing the package.

Excursion runs from 10am to 2pm including 30min for morning tea and lunch.  Start and finish times can be adjusted to your needs.

Venues:

  • Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Mundaring
  • Forest Discovery Centre, Dwellingup
  • Yanchep National Park, Yanchep


Please note:

  1. Maximum students per group is 30. Multiple groups can be accommodated.
  2. Our booking officer will get back to you via email to confirm your excursion including COST within 5 working days.