Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

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

Ecosystems at risk Towra Point Geography excursion

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

Ecosystems at risk Towra Point - Stage 6 Geography excursion

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.

Location

Towra Point Nature Reserve. Meet at the gate.

Resource link for wetlands