The Year 10 and 12 Geography students undertook fieldwork investigation of the coastal ecosystem at Cronulla on Monday 24 February 2020.
Studies in the Year 10 Geography course requires students to undertake fieldwork investigation to apply their knowledge of geographical processes in the environment. Year 10 students are studying the forces that shape and change coastal environments such as sand dunes, beaches and headlands.
The Year 12 students also investigated the biophysical interactions within the coastal environment as part of their HSC studies. They observed the natural and human impacts on the environment and the management strategies that have been implemented by the Sutherland Shire Council to reduce the risk of damage to the ecosystem.
Students used techniques such as observation and recording, measurements and sketch work to gather fieldwork data on geographical processes such as erosion and deposition of sand. Students will now proceed to complete their assessment of learning using their primary data collected during the excursion.
Students and teachers had a great day out at Cronulla.