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Year 10 Biology Field Studies Camp

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Double Island Point Field Studies Camp

Field Studies are an integral part of any course in Biology but at Craigslea SHS these are also exciting adventures which have proven to be life-changing experiences for many students. During the Year 10 Introductory Biology course, students have opportunities to study ecosystems such as: 

  • Sand dunes
  • Rainforests  
  • Eucalypt forests
  • Rocky shores
After travelling along the beach by 4WD to Cooloola National Park, students set up a campsite which will be home for three days, whilst they develop fieldwork skills and collect data on the ecosystem zonation, which is typical of high energy coastal environments. The students work in teams to identify patterns of plant distribution, and present their findings in industry style formats.

Cooloola National Park has proven an ideal site for academic studies because of its isolation from urban impact and because it affords opportunities to study rainforest and Eucalypt forests, as well as the tidal differential of organisms along a rocky shore. 

The camp requires that the students organise their own catering – they devise menus, shop, cook and clean up for themselves. By sharing meals, as well as responsibilities, the students develop friendships and interpersonal skills which are invaluable in a demanding working environment. 

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Last reviewed 26 March 2021
Last updated 26 March 2021