|Day 1 at the Illawarra Environmental Education CentreIntroductory session:
Students will observe and learn about a variety of environmental aspects and artifacts that are integral to the Aboriginal culture, these include:
- Upon arrival at the IEEC students will be briefed on the plan for the day
- Pairs should be assigned prior to arrival at the centre with the suggestion of 1 Indigenous and 1 non Indigenous student per pair
- Pairs will then be allocated an iPad before heading out to begin their experience
Throughout the field day students will extensively use both the Notes & Camera apps on their iPad
- Exposure to a range of plants with an explanation of their use
- Journey into the rainforest area with an opportunity to build mini Gunyas
- Walk to the Lagoon to observe wildlife
- Explanation of and exposure to some Aboriginal weapons/tools/instruments
- Walk to the beach, opportunity to use nets to catch ocean creatures, Pipi hunting, discussion and explanation of creatures and their significance before releasing them back into their habitat
- As explanations are given of plants/wildlife/artifacts students will need to record some notes relating to each
Day 2 At school
On the follow up day at school students are given the same iPad used in the field. Students work with their partners using Book Creator to compile their notes and photos into a book that can be presented to their peers.
Google Tour Builder –
The IEEC will use Google Tour builder to create a virtual tour of the day in the field. The tour uses Google Earth to take the viewer from school to Killalea State Park. Each location visited is viewed along with annotated photos and a narrative for each site. While students are working on Book Creator individuals are called up to assist IEEC staff in creating narratives and annotations. The virtual tour represents the journey students went on during their field day experience.
In the afternoon the group preview the virtual tour. This tour can then be shared via a link which can be embedded in the school’s website.
Students presented their books created in Book Creator. An assessment rubric was used by students to complete a peer assessment of one another’s presentations.
- students will take photos of all plants/wildlife/artifacts from a variety of angles