Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

Telephone02 4944 8233

Emailawabakal-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Science - Coastal studies

Merewether Beach - Stage 3

Students explore the rock platform and beach environment, participating in investigations looking at the physical conditions of these environments and adaptations that help living things survive in these conditions. Students also learn about actions they can take in creating a sustainable future in this environment.

Activities:

·         Rock platform adaptations exploration

·         Investigation of the effect of rock pool water temperature on biodiversity

·         Investigation of physical conditions on the beach including measuring air temperature, wind speed and sand temperature. Discussion of the adaptations of dune plants to survive in these conditions

·         AUSMAP (Australian Microplastics Assessment Project) Citizen Science activity

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