Aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic ecosystems
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

Years 11 and 12

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.

This excursion can be run as a two site comparison. Lake Joondalup - Site 1: Picnic Cove and Site 2: Neil Hawkins Park; or at CREEC - Site 1: upstream of weir and Site 2: downstream of weir.

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: $16.50  per student (minimum payment for 20 students) includes GST

Excursion runs from 10am to 2pm including morning tea and lunch times.  Groups arrive at 10 am then have 15-20 minutes for morning tea, activities commence after morning tea. Finish times can be adjusted to your needs.

Venues:

  • Lake Joondalup, Joondalup
  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, Wilson
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 within 7 working days.
Planning your visit:

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If you have any questions in regards to this activity, please email us at n2n@dbca.wa.gov.au. You need to submit and online enquiry form for any program, no bookings will be taken via email or phone.