Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre logo

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Experience Engage Enable

Telephone02 9816 1298

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

Biological diversity and ecosystem dynamics

Biological diversity and ecosystem dynamics excursion

Biology

A Stage 6 fieldwork excursion focusing on skills and content from syllabus Modules 3 and 4 including:

  • case studies of two unique animals, their evolution, adaptations and population changes due to human impacts
  • biotic/abiotic comparison of two sites to provide habitat assessment data for the above
  • hands-on ecological survey methods
  • analysis of human impacts and their management

The excursion activities have a very strong focus on the syllabus skills for working scientifically.

Location

Buffalo Creek Reserve

Track overview

Program details

Depth studies

Teachers can confidently book this excursion to either:

  • cover the syllabus content from Modules 3 and 4 and then inspire and inform a subsequent depth study OR
  • reinforce their own classwork on Modules 3 and 4.

Program cost

  • 2020 DoE school cost is $20 per student - GST free.
  • 2020 Non Gov school cost is $30 per student - GST free.  Minimum charge $600.
  • 2021 DoE school cost is $24 per student - GST free.
  • 2021 Non Gov school cost is $34 per student - GST free. Minimum charge $600.

Program resources