This term the year 10, 11 and 12 Geography students have been out and about conducting field work for use in their assessments. The year 10 students, who have been studying managing change in coastal environments, visited The Spit at Southport to observe the current land use, natural patterns and processes of beach erosion and sand deposition along the coast and human interference with these processes. They will be evaluating if a Cruise Ship Terminal is an appropriate land use for this area in the future. Despite a little wet weather the day went very well. Students should be commended on their behaviour and a very special thanks to Mrs Schonfisch who assisted on the day.

Year 11 Geography students have been out conducting water quality testing and making observations of natural patterns and processes in riverine environments. The day was spent at various locations along the Coomera River whilst studying Catchment Management with Miss Black.

Year 12 Geography have been investigating the topic of Sustaining Biodiversity and recently visited the Binna Burra Section of Lamington National Park. A beautifully sunny yet crisp weather day made it perfect for bushwalking, field work and making observations about management and features of the subtropical rainforest, dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest and heath grassland biomes.

Paris Westerman, Teacher

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