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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

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Humans use natural ecosystems for a variety of purposes. Our interactions and behaviours with different natrual environments can have a number of both positive and negative impactions on the functioning of these ecosystems. Field of Mars Reserve in East Ryde is a patch of protected ecosystem within Sydney's suburbs. It provides an oportunity to do practical research in a natural environment which is what is called fieldwork.

These resources have been created for students who are coming to do fieldwork with the Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre (EEC). The program is designed around the Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science module Human impacts in the NSW Earth and Environmental Science syllabus.

Everyone is welcome to use these resources, however questions are based around a specific depth study and assessment tasks. Many visiting teachers use this information, or specific elements of the program to meet the needs and abilties of their class.

Are you coming to visit us at Field of Mars EEC?

To prepare for your visit we have included some videos and quizzes to get you ready. 

You can also navigate around this site to find pictures and information about:

Are you learning from home?

We have adapted these resources to create a virtual fieldwork study. Here you will find videos, photos, virtual fieldwork experiences, and extension material for depth studies and assessments.