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Year 11 Geography 2016


Sunshine Coast: Sunshine Beach, Paradise Caves and Noosa National Park

August 12 produced an absolutely beautiful day for our Year 11 Geographers to head to the Sunshine Coast to study Coastal Management.
First stop was the beautiful Rocky Coast Reserve between Point Arkwright and Coolum Heads where we learnt about coastal processes and noted some ideas about managing this scenic area.
Our main study area was the northern section of Sunshine Beach and the spectacular Paradise Caves in Noosa National Park. After a short walk to the beach, students settled to take notes about environmental and management issues along the beach and how to deal with these. This was followed by a walk along the beach to the headland. Once at the headland, it was decided that the climb to the top would be too dangerous due to rainy conditions over the last few days. Discussion about the headland was carried out in depth.  Once again, students noted the erosional processes at work and looked at possible solutions to environmental processes to manage the area.
After the long walk back to the bus, students topped off the day with a well-earned lunch at the Sunshine Beach shops.
Some student’s thoughts of the day:
ü  The excursion was a fantastic learning experience and it will help us do a great report.  (Kaylee)
ü  It was super fun.  (Kira)
ü  What a day!  (Jono)
ü  Dogs on the dog beach – still on my mind. A very good day.  (Blake)
ü  I loved the food after a fun day.  (Matt)
A big thank-you goes to Mrs Hall for her help on the day and Coast and Country Buses for a safe journey.       As well, I would like to thank all the students who worked hard to make the day a success.  
Mrs Stanger
Geography Teacher