Environmental Change & Management (Cronulla Beach)

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE5-2 | GE5-3 | GE5-4 | GE5-5 | GE5-7 | GE5-8

Transport Walking Grade Excursion

$19.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About

Set at one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches, this hands-on and action packed excursion is the perfect location to explore the scale of human-induced environmental change challenging sustainability.

Having completely transformed over the last 50 years, the contrasting built and natural environments of Cronulla makes for an ideal case study for students. Through interactive activities and hands-on fieldwork, students will analyse and examine the causes and consequences of change in environments and how these places can be managed in sustainable ways.

With sweeping views of Elouera to South Cronulla Beach, students will walk on a guided tour exploring the famous beachside esplanade whilst observing the old esplanade design and the purpose of the iconic honeycomb wall. Students will perform quadrat surveys on intertidal zones and assess artificial sea walls and their impacts on the surrounding aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. While experiencing these environments first hand, students will also have an opportunity to design their own eco-friendly esplanade and analyse ways to improve and minimise human impact on the surrounding environment.

Using an array of geographical tools including quadrats, field sketches, maps, graphs, statistics, images, anemometers and temperature gauges, students will participate in a range of fun and engaging activities on this interactive outdoor adventure.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE5-2 explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
GE5-3 analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE5-4  accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
GE5-5 assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability
GE5-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry
GE5-8 communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Bus Drop Off / Pick Up Location

Bus Drop Off Location
10am at 17 Prince St CRONULLA NSW 2230

Bus Pick Up Location
2pm at 22 Gerrale St CRONULLA NSW 2230 (outside Cronulla RSL)

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

Written Work Booklet Provided Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • 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?

Environments
Students:

  • investigate the role and importance of natural environments, for example:
    • identification of the function of natural environments in supporting life eg maintaining biodiversity

Environmental change
Students:

  • investigate human-induced environmental changes across a range of scales, for example: (ACHGK070)
    • brief examination of types, and extent, of environmental change

Environmental management
Students:

  • investigate environmental management, including various world views and the management approaches of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example: (ACHGK071, ACHGK072)
    • discussion of varying environmental management approaches and perspectives
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Day Outline

Excursion Duration (10am – 2pm)
10am Arrival

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break – North Cronulla Beach
(approx. 15 minutes)
Introductory Presentation
10am – 10:30am
The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation in Dunningham Park, North Cronulla. Teachers to distribute work booklets to students (approx. 15 minutes)
Activity
10:50am – 11:10pm
Students participate on guided walk along North Cronulla beach intermittently stopping and answering questions in work booklet.
Activity
11:15am – 12:00pm
Students perform quadrat surveys on intertidal zone. Students assess artificial sea walls and if they negatively impact the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem.
12pm – 12:25pm
Lunch in Dunningham Park, North Cronulla

(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity
12:25pm – 1:00pm
Management strategy survey of honeycomb wall and surrounds.
Activity
1:00pm – 1:40pm
Esplanade design examination.
1:45pm – 2pm
Walk back to the bus / Wrap Up / Conclusion

(approx. 15 minutes)
2pm Depart on bus back to school

Activities

Booklet Activities include:
A student activity booklet is written and provided by Ranger Jamie Tours. A PDF version of this booklet will be made available to you upon your booking confirmation, for you to distribute in soft and/or hard copy to your students depending on your preference.

Booklet content will have students:

  • Investigate the role and importance of natural environments and their function
  • Examine first-hand human alterations and environmental effects to ecosystems through
  • Discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander management as well as European management strategies
  • Observe and examine first hand structural designs of environmentally friendly architecture
  • Students will discuss cause and consequence of change in environments through first and secondary resources
  • Making field sketches/ transect graphs
  • Using anemometer and temperature gauges
  • Quadrant assessment surveys on bio-indicators
  • Dip net fishing
  • Analysing photographs
  • Map reading
  • Interpreting graphs and statistics
  • Visual representations
  • Spatial technologies
  • Mind maps

Locations

Cronulla Beach – Wanda to South Cronulla

Our Environmental Change & Management excursion is also available at Garie Beach – Royal National Park and is our favourite location for this excursion.

$19.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Title Address Description
Cronulla Beach
North Cronulla Beach, Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia