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Geography - Ecosystems at Risk (Wetlands Campus)

Stage 6

Students will investigate a freshwater ecosystem and calculate factors that affect plant and animal life. They will identify conflicts in management for tourism and conservation, and analyse and summarise those aspects of the wetlands habitat which have been affected by people. Students interpret maps and photographs over time.

The program includes:

PowerPoint introduction

Fieldwork including:

  • Biophysical factors: water and air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction water depth, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and salinity. Use data loggers.
  • Distribution and abundance of pond animals
  • Photographic interpretation and GPS use
  • Interpreting data from maps, satellite images

Conclusion: Issues balancing the management of tourism and conservation.


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