Students will follow the course of water as it makes its way through the catchment at Sydney Olympic Park and observe innovative sustainable water practices. They will observe, record and collect data on how Sydney Olympic Park's sustainable water practices provides water for endangered frog species, water birds, ornamental fountains, irrigation for parklands and flushing toilets in an 80,000 seat stadium! Throughout the field trip, students will undertake a range of fieldwork tasks and geographic skills including water testing, using weather recording instruments, field sketches, annotate photographs, interpret charts, create flow diagrams and map the flow water runoff through this highly urbanised catchment area. All of this information will allow the students to answer the Key Inquiry Question posed to them at the beginning of the day "What approaches has Sydney Olympic Park used to sustainably manage water resources and reduce water scarcity?"
Student will gain hands on experience in a range of fieldwork techniques and answer a syllabus related inquiry question.
(H2) Learning Outcomes
(H3) Syllabus information
Stage 4 Water In the World
GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8
(H3) Key Inquiry Questions
Bus drop off area Cathy Freeman Park on Olympic Boulevard. All day bus parking in P10f. Bus pick up point at Wentworth Common car park, Marjorie Jackson Parkway.