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Geography - Biophysical interactions, inter-tidal wetlands (Kooragang Island)

Stage 6

Students will investigate an inter-tidal wetland environment and calculate some of the factors which affect plant and animal life, identify some aspects of change, and analyse and summarise those aspects of this environment which have been affected by people. Management of this environment and the various stakeholders involved will be examined.

The program will include:

  • Site introduction including history, current use and management

Fieldwork including:

  • Biophysical factors: water and air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction water depth, pH, turbidity.
  • Distribution and abundance of animals and plants: Fixed transect , Quadrats
  • Threats and management of vegetation
  • Management issues are investigated throughout the day
  • Issues relating to climate change and threats to this environment.

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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