Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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Ecosystems at risk Towra Point Geography excursion

Stage 6 Geography excursion at Towra Point

Location

Towra Point Nature Reserve. Meet at the gate.

A Stage 6 excursion where students undertake a field study of the ecosystems. 

Students will investigate:

  • the spatial patterns and dimensions of the site
  • biophysical interactions including the effects of weather, climate, geomorphic and hydrologic processes, bio geographical processes and adjustments in response to natural stress
  • the nature and rate of change which effects ecosystem functioning
  • human impacts
  • traditional and contemporary management practices.

The outcomes to be achieved from this field study by the student include:

  • explain the changing nature, spatial patterns and interactions of ecosystems
  • explain the factors which place ecosystems at risk and the reasons for their protection
  • evaluate environmental management strategies in terms of ecological sustainability
  • evaluate the impact of, and responses of people to, environmental change.

Read the Towra Point excursion outline (DOCX 123.9KB) for further information.

Resource link for wetlands