Fire Geography

Fire Geography
  • 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 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.


Geography ATAR Unit 1, Geography General Unit 3

COST: $14.00 per student for the excursion 

Excursion runs from 9.30am 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.

Venues:

  • Wellington Discovery Forest, near Bunbury
  • RAC Margaret River Nature Park

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 within 7 working days.