Year 12 Geography

This week our Year 12 Geography students conducted a field trip to the recently opened Butterfield House Kindergarten, as part of their Unit 3 study ‘Changing Land Use’.

The new Kindergarten, at our Christian College Surf Coast Campus, forms part of Torquay’s 'Urban Growth Zone' so it provided a unique opportunity to investigate the incredible transformation at the site. We were very fortunate to have Bernadette Johnson – Director of Early Learning – spend time with the students,  discussing the development of Butterfield House and providing them with a tour of the kindergarten.

The Geography class has visited the 250 hectare Spring Creek Urban Growth Zone on two separate occasions to explore the geographic characteristics of the site and its connection with the surrounding region. Each student has formulated a research question and spent time gathering primary and secondary data to generate a fielddegrtrip report.

Areas of investigation included environmental degradation, environmental and economic sustainability - and the impact of urban development on the cultural identity of the region or on urban waterways. Geographers study land use change for many reasons, significantly to identify trends that enable more efficient planning and evaluation of the impact on people and environments.

Kim Doherty

Year 12 Geography Teacher

 

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