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Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

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Environmental change and management

Geography - Environmental Change and Management

Program feedback

"The EEC teachers were outstanding. They were very knowledgeable and engaged the students, including some of the more reluctant ones."

"Students were able to see the processes they’ve been learning about in action. They were also able to gain practical and relevant experience in the fieldwork skills."

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 Cronulla/Bulli Beach? How can this be managed?

Learning activities may include:

  • Use GPS devices 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

Excursion sites:

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