Aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic ecosystems
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

Investigate connections within a wetland ecosystem

Investigate how a wetland ecosystem functions by conducting a range of field tasks on its biotic and abiotic components. Conduct tests on water quality, sample the macroinvertebrate
community and identify the ecological role of the organisms. The role of humans in modifying the ecosystem is considered and students will discuss how wetlands can be managed sustainably into the future. This excursion can be done with either a Biology or Geography focus and students are encouraged to formulate research questions, which their data collection will help answer.

Can be run as a two site comparison, at Lake Joondalup - Site 1: Picnic Cove and Site 2: Neil Hawkins Park.

Geography ATAR Unit 3, Geography General Unit 1, Biology ATAR Unit 1, Biology General Unit 4, Integrated Science ATAR Unit 2, Integrated
Science General Unit 1

COST: $16 per student (minimum payment for 20 students)

Excursion runs from 10am to 2pm including 30min for morning tea and lunch.  Start and finish times can be adjusted to your needs.


  • Lake Joondalup, Joondalup
  • Henderson Environmental Centre, North Beach
  • Wetland close to your school subject to verification by Nearer to Nature staff
Please note:
  1. Maximum students per group is 30.  Multiple groups can be accommodated.
  2. Our booking officer will get back to you via email to confirm your excursion including COST within 5 working days.