Geography

Second Nature Asia Pacific provides Primary and Secondary schools and universities with options for field studies, camps and in-class presentations for all SOSE and Humanities subjects.  We established this company as a resource for educational institutions located in, or visiting northern New South Wales and south east Queensland.  Upon request, we also provide science programs for institutions located throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

Our SOSE and humanities programs have been designed to fit in with the school curriculum from Prep/ Kindergarten to Year 12 in both Queensland and New South Wales.  In consultation with teachers, we adapt our programs to the curriculum of non-Australian schools.  For details on our non-Australian based school programs, please click here.  We also tailor geography/ geology/ other humanities programs with teachers from all Australian and non-Australian-based universities.  For information on single-day excursions (for all education levels) based on habitat types, please click on a habitat below.  For information on school/ university camps, please click here.

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Program inclusions

  • Curriculum-based work-booklet
  • Award-winning facilitators
  • Discounted transportation options
  • Catering options
  • Booking all third-party providers
  • All relevant field equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Pre/Post excursion activity
Habitat Studies

Second Nature Education provides you with a master copy of the curriculum-based work-booklet (where applicable) and all the equipment required to deliver your chosen excursion.  Depending on the circumstances, we may need to utilise/ supplement our equipment with that belonging to your school, if available.  For delivery of the program, we provide experienced guides/ facilitators and can supply all your logistics and catering as requested at a greatly discounted rate. All programs come with Risk Assessments and Parents Information Flyers (to assist the school to inform students’ families about details of the excursion and to justify costs being passed onto them).

If you do not want or cannot go out into the field – we can deliver a “virtual habitat study” as an incursion at your school!

Locations

Second Nature Education provides you with a master copy of the curriculum-based work-booklet (where applicable) and all the equipment required to deliver your chosen excursion.  Depending on the circumstances, we may need to utilise/ supplement our equipment with that belonging to your school, if available. For more information, please click on your habitat of interest from the list below. If you wish to do a study on a habitat that is not listed below, please contact us to discuss options.

If you do not want or cannot go out into the field – we can deliver a “virtual habitat study” as an incursion at your school!

Investigations

Second Nature Education fieldwork investigations are designed to exceed those required for relevant subjects related to Education Queensland, NSW Board of Studies, Department of Education & Training Victoria, IB Schools, as well as technical college and university subject requirements. Investigations are typically delivered for Geography, Science, Biology, Indigenous Studies, Marine Studies, Earth & Environmental Science etc. If you wish to do an investigation that is not listed below, please contact us to discuss options. Types of investigations typically include:

  • Collecting primary data
  • Assessing biotic & abiotic components (sampling)
  • Historical & Cultural significance
  • Changes in land use
  • Management & Policy
  • Natural processes
  • Landforms & geology
Equipment

Second Nature Education has adequate equipment to run excursions for up to 200 students in one day, depending on the year level and location and investigations requested. We supply a variety of technical equipment to support each form of habitat investigation. The supply of all relevant equipment is complimentary with your booking. All equipment will come checked and calibrated. Example equipment provided includes:

  • 50m tape measures
  • Anemometers
  • Compasses
  • Clinometers
  • pH meters (soil/ water)
  • Turbidity
  • Thermometer (air/ soil/ water)
  • Conductivity meters (water)
  • ID guides
  • Quadrats
  • Stop watches
  • Dissolved Oxygen test kit
  • Phosphate test kit
  • Nitrate test kit
  • Soil moisture meters
  • Canopy Cover tubes
  • Handheld GPS
  • Water bug ID equipment
  • Dip nets
  • Light meters
  • Flow velocity detection kits
  • Relative humidity meter
Metrobus

Metrobus Hino (35 - 70 passenger seats)

Metrobus

Metrobus Hino (57-passenger seats)

Budget metro-bus – 53-70 seat buses

An older, standard (budget-oriented) fleet of buses without air-conditioning.
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King Long Coach (57-passenger seats)

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Mitsubishi Rosa (24-passenger seats)

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Toyota Commuter (11-passenger seats)

Bus & Coach – 24-57 seat buses

A modern, comfortable fleet of buses and coaches - all with directable air conditioning and (depending on size/ type of vehicle), reclining seats, large front-mounted flat screens and USB charging ports.
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Toyota Arkana 6X6 (14-passenger seats)

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Toyota Arkana 4X4 (14-passenger seats)

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Toyota Troopcarrier (10-passenger seats)

Off-road specially constructed vehicles – 4-21 seat 4X4 & 6X6 vehicles

These incredible vehicles will take you to places inaccessible to others!They have been sourced from around Australia and have been completely rebuilt with no expense spared. We find them the ultimate in off-road travel.All these vehicles also have directable air conditioning, large front-mounted flat screens and USB charging ports.