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Fire Geography

Fire Geography

Understanding the importance of fire management in the biophysical and managed environment.

Suitable for Geography (ATAR Unit 1, General Unit 3)


Students take a guided walk and engage in geographic fieldwork to examine the impacts of fire on the ecosystem, both natural and managed. Discover the difference between bushfires and prescribed burning and why prescribed burns are critical for protecting life, property and environment. Prevention, mitigation and preparedness for this natural hazard in the managed and constructed elements of our environment will be emphasised.

A Fire geography package is also available in the Perth metro area which includes a one hour incursion before your excursion. 


  • Understand how fire affects the geographical environment.
  • Understand how topography and land management affects behaviour of fire.
  • Understand the importance of prescribed burning.
  • How you can be prepared.

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year 11 to 12
  • Learning area

  • Cross curriculum priorities

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability
  • Duration

    4 hours
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