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This excursion provides an in-depth examination of the value, characteristics and functioning of the Coastal Enriched Sandstone Dry Forest in the Field of Mars Reserve.
Undertaking geographic inquiry, students engage in fieldwork and use geographical tools to examine the atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphic, and ecological systems that make up the forest. Students will use sampling methodologies, environmental assessment techniques and specialised fieldwork instruments to measure a range of abiotic and biotic conditions at two sites - ridge and gully. Maps, video, satellite imagery, and other secondary resources will be used to support fieldwork inquiry.
By comparing and contrasting their results, students will identify key processes, cycles and circulations that affect the functioning of the forest, and explain how interconnections between natural systems lead to the establishment of two different vegetation communities at each site.
The fieldwork techniques used will support students undertaking their Geographical Investigation in natural environments.
Attending this excursion fulfills the NSW Preliminary Geography course requirements for fieldwork in Earth’s Natural Systems.
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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