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Year 11 Geography Excursion - Sustainable Places

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Recently, our Year 11 Geography students visited Cleveland Point Recreation Reserve and Wellington Point Recreation Reserve to investigate the sustainability of these locations (i.e. do they meet the needs of the current generation while also allowing for the needs of future generations to be met).

This real world task is one faced by councils and governments, but it is particularly pertinent in Redland City with its population growth being in the top 10 for Queensland Local Government Areas.

Collaborating allowed the students to manage the collection of field data through the development of questionnaires, vegetation transects, elevation profiles, traffic tallies, facilities and land use mapping. We look forward to their analysis of the data in order to identify sustainability hotspots and to propose appropriate strategies on how to improve the sustainability of the Wellington Point Recreation Reserve.

Roslyn Minnikin