Duck Pond is one of Centennial Parklands’ most popular ponds, visited by thousands of people every year. Students will engage in a geographical inquiry process and conduct a variety of fieldwork and mapping exercises to be able to put together their own case study on the ecology, management and hydrology our wetland system.
Stage 3 Geography
The aim of the students' fieldwork is to gain an understanding of the human impacts on this threatened ecosystem, followed by collaboration on an action plan to improve its long-term sustainability and biodiversity.
Factors That Shape Places activities:
Mud mapping exercise focusing on ponds management and human impacts
Water quality testing and water bird survey
Problem solving solutions to the pond management issues (storm water, duck feeding).
Curriculum outcomes and syllabus indicators:
GE3- 1 Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3 – 2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments.