Students investigate how a coastal environment functions, the changes that occur in this environment and the management strategies implemented. Students collect information on the biophysical factors and processes through measurement and observation. Students investigate the causes and consequences of environmental change, the management in place, the effectiveness of management strategies and propose potential management solutions.
• Examination of history at this location and how this impacts today
• Examination and measurement of biophysical factors and processes
• Walk of area to survey environmental change and management
• Stakeholder analysis
• Vegetation transect
• Use of specialist fieldwork equipment and technology (including GPS)
For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information see below or contact us.
Students meet at Webb Park, Beach Road Redhead at 10:00am. The excursion takes place in Webb Park, on the beach adjacent to Webb Park and around the Redhead SLSC. Toilet facilities are available at the park. Students are collected from Webb Park at 2:00pm.
Syllabus outcomes and content
Stage 5 Geography outcomes
- explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments GE5-2
- analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE5-3
- accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues GE5-4
- assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability GE5-5
Key inquiry questions
Environmental change and management
- How do environments function?
- How do people’s worldviews affect their attitudes to and use of environments?
- What are the causes and consequences of change in environments and how can this change be managed?
- Why is an understanding of environmental processes and interconnections essential for sustainable management of environments?
Environmental change and management
- investigate the role and importance of natural environments
- investigate human-induced environmental changes across a range of scales, for example
- brief examination of types, and extent, of environmental change
- investigate environmental management, including different worldviews and the management approaches of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesPeoples, for example:
- discussion of varying environmental management approaches and perspectives
- investigate the biophysical processes essential to the functioning of the selected environment
- investigate the causes, extent and consequences of the environmental change
- investigate the management of the environmental change
Learning across the curriculum
Civics and citizenship
Critical and creative thinking
On the day come directly to Webb Park, Beach Road Redhead. Student transport drops off students at this location to commence excursion at 10:00am.
Transport collects students at 2:00pm at Webb Park, Beach Road, Redhead.
What to bring
Printed workbook, clipboard and pencil.
Students should bring lunch, recess, refillable water bottle, hats, sunscreen, covered walking shoes plus any special requirements of the group (Wet weather gear when necessary). Non-aerosol insect repellent is advisable in summer.
Introduction - 10:00 am
Morning tea - 10:15 am
Learning activities - 10:30am
Lunch - 12:00pm
Learning activties - 12:30pm
Finish - 2:00pm
Students will have morning tea and lunch in Webb Park. Toilet facilities are available here. This timetable is only a guide and may be adjusted.
AEEC is a NSW Department of Education school and staff are trained DoE teachers specialising in Environmental Education.
AEEC teachers rely on the participation of visiting teachers to meet recommended supervision levels. Visiting teachers are ultimately responsible for behaviour of students, students with existing medical conditions or special needs.
Medical or special needs
Please notify Awabakal Environmental Education Centre of any medical conditions or special needs that may need to be taken into consideration when planning or delivering the program. Upon booking an excursion, a form will be emailed to complete to detail any medical or special needs.
Parent / carer helpers
As our staff are Department of Education teachers we don’t require parent helpers on the day. If your school decides to bring parents, we kindly ask that you keep the number to a minimum. For safety reasons and the nature of our sites, parents will not be able to participate in activities.
Extreme or wet weather
Extreme weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, high winds and extreme bush fire danger may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled. If you have any concerns regarding the weather prior to the excursion, contact Awabakal Environmental Education Centre on 4955 8673 or email email@example.com.
Cancellations less than three school weeks notice may incur an administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather or fire danger.