This hands-on field trip utilises a range of geographic skills, fieldwork techniques and spatial technologies (a GIS system) to assist students to understand environmental processes and interconnections in a coastal wetland ecosystem. Students will examine a range of water quality issues including pollutant types and point sources of pollution that have an impact on the protected wetlands that they enter. Students will observe first hand the adaptive management strategies that assist to reduce the impact of water pollution on wetland environments. They will also evaluate current management strategies and discuss the development of innovative new strategies to improve water quality and the health of this protected coastal wetland ecosystem.
(H2) Learning Outcomes
(H3) Syllabus information
Stage 5 Environmental Change and Management
GE5-2, GE5-3, GE5-4, GE5-5, GE5-7, GE5-8
(H3) Key Inquiry Questions