Academic Matters

Mr Bradley Stacey

Year 9 Geography Field Trip To Burleigh Heads

– Joe Ray, Year 9 Geography Student

On Friday 19 February our Year 9 Geography class was lucky enough to take part in a field trip to Burleigh Heads to learn about the connections people have to the area and the impacts of these on the environment. We began our journey with a bus ride to the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre next to Tallebudgera Creek. Here we learnt about indigenous history in the area; discovering their connections with the land, indigenous practices and heard local dreamtime creation stories.

Afterwards we went on a bushwalk over the headland looking at sacred indigenous sites including 4000 year old midden shell remains and an ochre pit. After this we walked over the headland looking for koalas and wildlife. Though no koalas were found we did see lots of local birds and bearded dragons.

After finishing the walk at the headland, we continued collecting our data for our assessment by conducting various surveys as to how people use Burleigh Hill and the traffic associated with this area. To finish off we collated our work together on the various connections of Burleigh Heads before jumping on the bus and heading back to TSS.



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