Coastal Environment Study
The surf was certainly up this week when twenty-six Year 11 and 12 Geography students visited the Gold Coast. Students are currently studying a unit on the coastal environment and the best practice methods that are being used to manage these important areas of our world. For the past week the Gold Coast has been battered by significant storm surges and the impact of these were clearly evident at The Spit, one of the locations visited over the two day field excursion. Students also visited Phil Hill Environment Reserve to study the mangrove ecosystem. At both of these locations they were provided with key information from Maggie and James, members of the Griffith University CoastEd team. Griffith CoastEd work in conjunction with the Gold Coast Council in protecting and maintaining the beaches and other areas of the coastal environment. After a busy day in the field, with plenty sketching and photographs take, the group were accommodated at the CYC Burleigh and were treated with an amazing meal at the Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club and also a touch of the rain (on the steep walk home) that had followed them from Stanthorpe.