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Understanding the effects of fire in the bush

Find out what happens when a bushfire starts. What happens to the animals? Who puts out the fires? Learn about the dangers of fire and its effect on native plants and animals. Learn how to stay safe with a special visit from a Kings Park Fire Fighter. A short bush walk will immerse students in the natural environment.

'The highlight was seeing the children so engaged with nature.' - Year 1 Teacher


By the end of this program students will:

  • Identify the types of plants and animals living in the Australian bush, and their needs
  • Recognise some of the impacts of fire on the bush (e.g. long regeneration process)
  • Differentiate between 'good' and 'bad' fires
  • Have an increased awareness of the dangers of playing with, or lighting, fires and some of the consequences for people, plants and animals
  • Identify some external features of a number of Australian plants and animals
  • Recognise the procedures to follow in a fire emergency
  • Understand the role of firefighters and the basic fire-fighting equipment they use.

Australian Curriculum Links

Kings Park Education Programs complement learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum.

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