AUSECO, Environmental Change and Management
Science Stage 4 Field Study ExcursionStage 5 Geography
Environmental Change and Management


Long Reef Beach, Collaroy
Wanda Beach, Cronulla

Excursion Synopsis
Students will investigate coastal processes by measuring and studying elements of a natural/re-established sand dune, such as size & shape, vegetation type & cover and wind speed. Identification of landforms and examination of land use in the surrounding areas will be undertaken using aerial photographs or cadastral maps.

Historical photographs will be used to examine the effects of human development and storm erosion processes on the sand dunes. Detailed investigation of past and present management strategies will also be undertaken.

Camp Kedron, Ingleside
Camp Coutts, Heathcote
Bantry Bay, Frenchs Forest

Excursion Synopsis 
Students will examine maps and satellite photographs to investigate local and regional land use and the impacts associated with these uses.

Water pollution and management will be investigated by conducting a number of tests, such as turbidity and water pH, to analyse the health of the creeks.

Human impacts on bush land will be investigated and land management strategies such as hazard reduction burning will be evaluated in relation to environmental conditions. 

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