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Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 9542 1951

Emailroyalnatpk-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Environmental change and management

Geography - Environmental Change and Management

Key syllabus outcomes:

A student:

  • 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
  • acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry GE5-7
  • communicates geographical information to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies GE5-8

Key inquiry questions:

  • 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?

Inquiry questions:

  • How does a coastal dune system function?
  • What are the causes and consequences of change at Garie/Cronulla/Bulli Beach? How can this be managed?
  • What geographical information is necessary to sustainably manage a coastal environment?

Learning activities may include:

  • Use GPS devices or iPads (EpiCollect app) to record management strategies
  • Complete a field sketch of the study site
  • Examine land use and vegetation to complete a precis map
  • Measure and record data on biophysical factors
  • Observe evidence of physical processes
  • Observe and record management strategies and their purpose
  • Construct a model dune demonstrating management strategies
  • Tally and survey visitors to the site

Excursion sites:

  • Coastal: Garie Beach, Cronulla (Wanda and N Cronulla Beach), Bulli Beach
  • Please contact us to discuss alternative sites/environments for this program

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