Environment

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​​When preparing for outdoor and adventure activities it is important to consider ways to minimise the impact of the activity on the natural environment.

Activity environments

The activity environment refers to the natural environment where educational activities may occur. When planning for an excursion, field trip, camp or outdoor education experience it is critical to consider the following:

  • What educational opportunity does this particular environment offer?
  • What specific risks does this environment present?
  • What supervision issues does this environment present?
  • What emergency response requirements do you have to put in place for this particular environment?
  • What specific first aid and/or other equipment is required for you to be able to adequately respond in an emergency?
  • What local knowledge do you have about this location?
  • How will your group minimise their environmental impact?

More information

To support planning for education outdoors and its impact on the environment, see: