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Factors That Shape Places: A Case Study into Duck Pond

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.

Location

The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre

Duration

2 Hours

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!