The Point Walter excursion was a very hands-on way in which the work studied in class was made real and relevant to students.
A key part of the Year 12 Geography Unit 3 curriculum focused on strategies that mitigate and adapt to ongoing land cover change and climate change. To see how some of these were being implemented in reality, the class spent the day at Point Walter on Wednesday 17 March.
The professionals from WA Park and Wildlife led us through a number of water quality tests to determine the impact of landcover change and climate change on the Swan River. This was followed by a guided tour of the Point Walter area where students were shown the various initiatives implemented by the City of Melville to adapt to and mitigate the aforementioned impacts. This was a very hands-on way in which the work studied in class was made real and relevant to students.