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Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

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Geography - Ecosystems at risk (Kooragang Island)

Students will investigate an inter-tidal wetland ecosystem, examine biophysical interactions, factors placing this ecosystem at risk, and evaluate historical and contemporary management of these factors. Students will also be able to examine the values of this of ecosystem along with the ability of it to respond to change.

Fieldwork will include: 

  • Site introduction including history, current use and management.
  • Biophysical factors: water and air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction water depth, pH, turbidity.
  • Distribution and abundance of plants using a vegetation quadrat and examination of topography.
  • Threats and management of vegetation.
  • Management issues are investigated throughout the day.
  • Examination of biophysical interactions at this location
  • Issues relating to climate change and the ability of this environment to adjust to change.
  • Examination of the values of this location.

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