CURRICULUM-LINKED SELF GUIDED EXPERIENCES
Want to do it all yourself? Well you can and have a little help along the way with curriculum-linked self guided activity kits for hire.
Self guided activity kits are available for hire at a daily hire rate and are complete with all the equipment and information needed for the leader to conduct the activities themselves. Included in each kit is background information, a running sheet and all the equipment required to lead the activity.
Adventure challenge foot race
Encourage active participation as students work as part of a team and develop their awareness of Rottnest Island’s unique environment. This is a motivating and educational activity with the winning group being rewarded with prizes. There are three exciting challenge foot races to participate in. Choose from:
A Walk on the Wild Side – Focusing on the wildlife that inhabits the Island and how to best look after them.
Eco Escapade – Focusing on environmental issues and how to minimise your impact while on the island
Centenary Capers – Focusing on the history of the Island as we celebrated 100 years of tourism on Rottnest in 2011.
For teachers: 50 mins. Years 6-12. Runs effectively with 10-30 people.
Curriculum links: HPE, History, S&E, Science, SP
Beach clean up
Do your part for Rottnest Island by doing some community service. By participating in a beach clean up you are helping us collect information about the type of debris which washes up or is left on our beaches. This information is then reported to a national registry as part of the Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society. Activity equipment and safety guidelines included.
For teachers: For as long as you like and suitable for any age and any size group.
Curriculum links: Science, H&PE, S&E, Maths, Sustainability
Discover ocean treasures which may have washed up on the beaches of Rottnest. Develop knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems and the special features of the organisms in this discovery activity.
For teachers: 50 mins. Years 3-12. Runs effectively with 10-30 people
Curriculum links: Science, SP, S&E
This activity encourages further development of leadership and navigational skills in a challenging, ‘amazing race’ style activity that uses compasses and a set of clues.
For teachers: 120 mins. Years 7-12. Runs effectively with 10-30 people
Curriculum links: H&PE, Maths
Learn navigation and map reading skills and use this knowledge to help complete an orienteering challenge. By working in small groups, leadership skills and team work are essential for success.
For teachers: 50 mins. Years 6-10. Runs effectively with 10-30 people
Curriculum links: H&PE, Maths
Useful websites to assist in self guided activities on Rottnest
www.everytrail.com – Rottnest Island Authority has established two walking trails on the smartphone application, Everytrail.com. These include:
- Colonial Buildings of Thomson Bay with an informative history of the Aboriginal history and colonial buildings of the settlement area on a 4.5km walk.
- Experience Rottnest Island that identifies a number of ‘things to see and do’ on this amazing Island that is only a short distance from Perth and Fremantle cities.
www.geocaching.com – Rottnest Island Authority has established a number of geocaches within the Rottnest Island reserve that complement the suite of existing finds placed by other caching enthusiasts. Rottnest Islander caches are informative and provide a further insight into the Island’s environmental and historical attributes. Download the application on your smart phone or log into geocaching.com and view on line.