Year 11 Geography Excursion - Term 1 2019 - Cranbrook School

Year 11 Geography Excursion - Term 1 2019

27 Feb 19 by Matthew Carroll

45 Year 11 Geographers spent the day studying the processes shaping the Collaroy/Narrabeen stretch as part of their unit on Biophysical Interactions.

The boys spent the day with staff from Northern Beaches Environmental Education Centre, learning about this highly contested zone, as residents, local and state councils and beach users debate on the best management option to protect the coast against rising sea levels and severe storms.

This beach is famous for the headlines it received in 2016 during the East Coast Low, which resulted in severe property damage and a residents pool falling into the ocean. This region is the most vulnerable in NSW. The impacts of Cyclone Oma were clearly visible on the day, with large and dangerous surf, erosion and strong winds, allowing the boys to see first hand the natural elements the environment needs to tolerate as well as learning our in the field.