Field Trips

Included in full conference and Thursday registration. Please select on your registration form which field trip option you would like to attend on Thursday 31 October:

Field Trip 1: BRISBANE WATER BOAT TOUR – HIGHLIGHTING GOSFORD & WOY WOY PENINSULA

All-inclusive boat tour highlights the history and our waterways. Brisbane Water is a youthful, wave-dominated barrier estuary. The water has its origin at the confluence of the Narara and Coorumbine Creeks, to the south–east of Gosford, and travels for approximately 18 kilometres in a southerly direction to its mouth at Broken Bay, about seven kilometres from the Tasman Sea, at Barrenjoey Head. The boat tour will take you along Ettalong foreshore and back up to Davistown and showcases a large part of the estuary with lots of interesting talking points along the way.

Field Trip 2: WALK AND TALK TUGGERAH LAKES - HIGHLIGHTING TUGGERAH LAKES & THE ENTRANCE

A walking tour will take you around Tuggerah Lakes from North Entrance to Picnic Point. There you will take in the sights our coastal beaches and Tuggerah Lakes estuary with expert guest speakers offering insight knowledge of the area. The Tuggerah Lakes estuary is a unique environment rich in biodiversity. Ordinary people are doing extraordinary things every day to help to protect the environment and the Tuggerah Lakes estuary. The walking tour will finish at the daily Pelican Feed, a popular tourist attraction, entertaining and educating visitors and residents alike about the area’s own pelican colony.

Field Trip 3: TOUR TERRIGAL - WALKING TOUR AROUND TERRIGAL LAGOON

Walk along the waterfront from Terrigal Skillion to Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre where we will highlight relevant waterway and lagoon history and information. The Marine Discovery Centre delivers a range of high quality innovative and interactive educational programs, activities and experiences. The serve as a research and educational resource to create greater understanding and appreciation of catchments, coasts and oceans within the community.

Field Trip 4: BUSH, BEACH AND BATEAU BAY - HIGHLIGHTING OUR COAST AND UNIQUE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT - WYRRABALONG NATIONAL PARK

You will begin your bushwalk at Crackneck Lookout where you make your way along the Wyrrabalong Coastal Walk where you will learn unique coastal and bush management systems. You will be finishing at Bateau Bay Beach where a representative from Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre will meet us for discussion on their current educational projects. The centre provides syllabus related fieldwork at ideal Central Coast locations and helps schools to create guides to develop Kindergarten to Year 12 fieldwork scopes and sequences.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday 14th June 2019
Presenter Notification:
Friday 2nd August 2019
Presenter & Early Registration Deadline:
Friday 13th September 2019
Conference Dates:
30th October - 1st November 2019

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