The Lachlan Wetlands: a Dynamic Ecosystem excursion provides year 11 biology students with the opportunity to collect a variety of data for a depth study exploring ecosystem dynamics within an urban wetland and grey-headed flying fox colony. This excursion is linked to Module 4.
Stage 6 Biology (Module 4)*
Students will gain an understanding of the Lachlan Wetland through scientific investigation and use their knowledge to make predictions about the future of this ecosystem.
Lachlan Wetlands excursion activities:
Measuring biotic and abiotic factors along a transect to determine relationships between them
Identifying impacts of environmental and human pressures on the ecosystem
Working in small groups to design a monitoring and management plan for an ecosystem pressure.
Curriculum links and syllabus outcomes:
BIO11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
BIO11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
BIO11-11 analyses ecosystem dynamics and the interrelationships of organisms within the ecosystem
*Module 3 activities can be substituted upon teacher request.