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Coastal Management Dolphin Cove/Bournda National Park STAGE 5 GEOGRAPHY 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments Developed by Bournda EEC, based on a resource.

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1 Coastal Management Dolphin Cove/Bournda National Park STAGE 5 GEOGRAPHY 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments Developed by Bournda EEC, based on a resource developed by Lorraine Chaffer

2 What is this topic about? Geography research action plan (RAP) focusing on Dolphin Cove(Tura Beach) and Bournda National Park on the South Coast of NSW Geography research action plan (RAP) focusing on Dolphin Cove(Tura Beach) and Bournda National Park on the South Coast of NSW The topic covers the Stage 5 Geography Syllabus, Focus Area 5A3: Issues in Australian Environments, Management of Coastal Issues The topic covers the Stage 5 Geography Syllabus, Focus Area 5A3: Issues in Australian Environments, Management of Coastal Issues The focus issue is management of a coastal environment. The focus issue is management of a coastal environment.

3 These activities will be happening soon!! Classroom Activities – Coastal Management, introduction to RAP, fieldwork outline, multimedia presentation Classroom Activities – Coastal Management, introduction to RAP, fieldwork outline, multimedia presentation Google Earth training Google Earth training Fieldwork at Dolphin Cove, Bournda National Park Fieldwork at Dolphin Cove, Bournda National Park Prepare Multimedia RAP using Google Earth Prepare Multimedia RAP using Google Earth Follow up activities Follow up activities

4 How is each area managed? What management strategies can you find evidence of? WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? MAKING CONNECTIONS –HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT

5 LOOK FOR CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PARTS OF THE CATCHMENT and THE IMPACTS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE CATCHMENT ON ECOSYSTEMS, WATER QUALITY AND STAKEHOLDERS. WILL CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE AN IMPACT? OUR VALUABLE ESTUARIES, COASTS and MARINE ENVIRONMENTS NEED PROTECTION. MOST OF OUR POPULATION LIVES IN THE COASTAL ZONE. Dolphin Cove 2006

6 COASTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES AT DOLPHIN COVE/BOURNDA NATIONAL PARK What coastal management issues are relevant for the area you are going to visit.

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8 Brainstorm-think!! Urban areas Coastal Reserve (Council land between houses and beach) National Park What issues can you think of? Eg. Sewerage Car access Dogs Processes Eutrophication, pollution Erosion Threats to native animals Management strategies Pumps, treatment Barriers to car access Fines, enforcement, education Groups involved, stakeholders BVSCouncil, residents BVSCouncil, visitors NPWS, dog owners, BVSC Complete this brainstorming activity – what issues can you think of?

9 What do we understand about the issues? What management strategies are needed to protect the environment? What processes are involved? What happens when you change the land use? What are the impacts? What stakeholders may be affected?

10 Using Google Earth A GIS can be a useful tool for exploring these issues. Google Earth will be used to explore the study area before fieldwork and to develop a multimedia presentation of our RAP Google Earth view of Dolphin Cove showing catchment boundary and creeks

11 RAP and COMPULSORY FIELDWORK This task involves Developing a research action plan. Developing a research action plan. Gathering primary data on coastal management issues in the field including notes, digital photographs, video. Gathering primary data on coastal management issues in the field including notes, digital photographs, video. Completing your fieldwork notebook and fieldwork tasks like using GPS and drawing vegetation profiles. Completing your fieldwork notebook and fieldwork tasks like using GPS and drawing vegetation profiles. Students working in the field aka fieldwork

12 Multimedia Presentation Data collected during you fieldwork will be used to prepare a multimedia presentation using Google Earth. Data collected during you fieldwork will be used to prepare a multimedia presentation using Google Earth.

13 Fieldwork – be prepared Wear suitable clothing and footwear Wear suitable clothing and footwear Wear a hat Wear a hat Bring a raincoat Bring a raincoat Bring water Bring water Insect repellent Insect repellent Food Food Sunscreen Sunscreen Bring writing equipment, clipboard Ask questions.


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