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Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

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Landscapes and landforms

Geography - landscapes and landforms

Key syllabus outcomes:

A student:

  • locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments GE4-1
  • describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments GE4-2
  • examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues GE4-4
  • discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability GE4-5
  • acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry GE4-7
  • communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies GE4-8

Key inquiry questions:

  • What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms?
  • Why do people value landscapes and landforms?
  • To what extent are landscapes and landforms sustainably managed and protected?

Inquiry questions:

  • What landforms and landscapes are found at Wattamolla?
  • What environmental and human processes change landscapes and landforms along the coast track?
  • Why do people value the landscape of Wattamolla and Curracurrang?

Learning activities may include:

  • Identify the landscapes and landforms at and around Wattamolla
  • Draw a field sketch
  • Observe and record evidence of geomorphic processes
  • Measure and record data on biophysical factors
  • Observe and record strategies used to manage erosion on the coast track and fire trail
  • Use GPS devices to record features and/or complete a geocache (GPS scavenger hunt) with a focus on geography skills
  • Conduct a survey of park visitors
  • Examine values of the site

Excursion site:

  • Wattamolla

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