Wetlands Environmental Education Centre

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Geography - Change and management of a wetland

Stage 5

Students will investigate a wetland environment, measure water quality and other biophysical factors, examine wetland animal species diversity and abundance along with their adaptations which assist their survival. Students will examine current issues at this wetland environment and analyse the management of these issues along with potential management.

The program will include:

Introduction including history and traditional land use.

Fieldwork activities:

• Water quality and biophysical factors - Water quality testing and measurement of biophysical factors at 2 sites including the use of data loggers.

• Animal diversity in and around the pond (dip netting species and bird observation) - Pond animal collection, identification and tally. Bird identification and tally.

• Issues and management walk – Examination of various issues at this location and management of these along with potential management.

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