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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

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Earth’s resources

Earth’s resources excursion

Earth and Environmental Science 

This Stage 6 excursion involves student-directed investigations into the local environment, the classification and composition of rocks and soils, and relevant environmental management issues.

This excursion is ideal for Term 1 when some EES students often need a little inspiration to make sure they are in the right headspace and ready for the year ahead. It can easily be adapted to fit your student’s learning needs and your own assessment needs.

During the day the students rotate through several fieldwork activities that will furnish them with qualitative observations, quantitative data, historical information and expert knowledge or insight of the lithology and management of the Field of Mars Reserve. Investigations include human impacts, soil and rock formation and its links to terrestrial ecology

As part of their investigation students also identify data sources, gather, process and analyse first-hand information (biotic and abiotic factors) and use available evidence to assess current human impact on the areas and relate this to the lithology and biology of the reserve.

The fieldwork can also include a study of two local species (flora and fauna) that relates their distribution to specific habitat requirements focussing in particular on how the geology of the area has informed this.


  • Field of Mars Reserve

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Program cost

  • DoE school cost is $24 per student - GST free
  • Non Gov school cost is $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600

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