Geography - Environmental Change and Management
Key syllabus 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
- 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?
- 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
- Coastal: Garie Beach, Cronulla (Wanda and N Cronulla Beach), Bulli Beach
- Please contact us to discuss alternative sites/environments for this program