A Coastal Conundrum

A Coastal Conundrum

Through field based learning and activities, students will develop an understanding of how people impact our coastal and marine environments. Students will gain an understanding of equity for all and how people can have a positive or negative impact on our coastal and marine environments.  Through knowledge sharing participants will learn to make informed decisions to maintain healthy coastal and marine environments.  Age appropriate activities might include applied field assessment and observations, or dune protection works such as replanting, weed removal or rubbish collection.

Victorian Curriculum Learning Outcomes:

Science Inquiry Skills:

Actively observe, explore and manipulate (VCSIS037)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Science Understanding:

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

Biological Sciences:

Living things can be plants or animals (VCSSU032)

Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)

Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

Geographic Knowledge –   Landscapes, Environments, Interconnection, Management, Water, Biomes:

Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)

Environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them (VCGGK096)

Influence of accessibility to services and facilities; and environmental quality, on the liveability of places (VCGGK112)

Human causes of landscape degradation, the effects on landscape quality and the implications for places (VCGGK119)

The physical and human factors that explain why some places are more vulnerable than others (ACHGE025)


Kinder, Primary & Secondary




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Environmental Management