Year 10 Geography Field trips: Environmental Change and Management

15 September 2022

Marine and estuarine processes were the focus of the Year10 environmental studies this term. The students observed the protective role played by mangrove forests in the Scotts Creek environment. They also enjoyed a Geography field day walking from Collaroy to Dee Why Beach. Here they observed the natural marine processes and the changes taking place in this coastal area. They conducted a mock council meeting during which they presented some of the views held regarding the construction of the newly built Seawall. They drew and annotated field sketches of the wall and the surrounding beaches. A new council initiative is the installation of artworks along the coastal walk as part of the Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project. Yaegl artist Frances Belle Parker has designed bronze plaques, that depict stories of whale migration. The students made rubbings of these plaques on the Long Reef cliff top, from where the indigenous elders had ‘sung in the whales’.