Fire Geography Package
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Years 11 and 12
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 investigate and asses fuel hazard risk and examine how this might impact the ecosystem and community. Compare the effects of fire on natural and managed areas, examine spatial and temporal patterns of distribution 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.
Incursion: fire weather, fire behaviour, Fire Danger Ratings, mapping introduction
Excursion : field work, fire prediction mapping based on data and field maps from a recent local fire.
It is highly recommended that classes undertake the Fire geography package (one hour incursion) before the excursion. The incursion is designed to prepare the students for the fieldtrip by providing relevant information so we free up as much time a s possible for hands-on fieldwork and the fire mapping exercise whilst on the excursion.
Geography ATAR Unit 1, Geography General Unit 3
COST: $16.50 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 morning tea and lunch times. Groups arrive at 10 am then have 15-20 minutes for morning tea, activities commence after morning tea. Finish times can be adjusted to your needs.
- Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Mundaring
- Forest Discovery Centre, Dwellingup
- Yanchep National Park, Yanchep
- Maximum students per group is 30. Multiple groups can be accommodated.
- Our booking officer will get back to you via email to confirm your excursion within 7 working days.