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Geography - Earth's Natural Systems (Kooragang Island)

Stage 6

Students investigate the unique intertidal wetland environment found on Ash Island, part of Kooragang Island, which is included in the Hunter Estuary and a RAMSAR listed site.

  • Data collection and analysis using a variety of fieldwork instruments and connection to the atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphic and ecological systems.
  • Equipment used during the program includes: hygrometer, anemometer, compass, turbidity tube, soil meter for pH and moisture, kestrel, clinometer, data logger, GPS and a variety of maps.
  • Development of a vegetation transect and quadrat.
  • Analysis of the values of this intertidal wetland ecosystem and how these have changed over time.
  • Examination of issues, threats and management to this intertidal wetland ecosystem.


For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information see below or contact us.

Check out the Kooragang Wetlands Rehabilitation program video on Youtube.

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