Workshop and field trip sessions

Session 1: Monday 11:00am – 12.15pm
Session 2: Monday 2:25pm – 3:40pm
Session 3 Tuesday 9.00am – 3.40pm (Full day field trips)
Session 4: Wednesday 9:00am – 10:15am
Session 5: Wednesday 10:45am – 12 noon
Session 6: Wednesday 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Session 7: Wednesday 2:25pm – 3:40pm
Session 8: Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.40pm (Half day field trips)
Session 9: Thursday 10:45am – 12 noon
Session 10: Thursday 2:25pm – 3:40pm

Note: Field trip selections will be completed online approximately one month prior to the conference.

Session 3: Tuesday 10 January 2017 — Full day Field Trip

Session Presenter(s) Title Abstract
3.1 Jane Bellamy Kinglake bushfires In a world of Climate change, many countries will face a problem that already plagues Australians – Bushfire. This fieldwork investigates a small region of the 2009 “Black Saturday” bushfires, in the Kinglake Ranges just north of Melbourne. 173 people died in this catastrophe. What are the short and long term implications in the environment, for the economy of the region and for the social structure of the inhabitants of the area? This fieldwork is normally run at Year 11 in the Australian Curriculum (Victoria) Hazards course.
3.2 Kerry Bainbridge Tourism in the Yarra Valley This fieldwork will investigate the changes in the Yarra Valley produced by the growing tourist industry. We will explore and sample the delights of the Yarra Valley using a variety of techniques, from observation through to more recent technology. There will be a gin tasting ($10) or Healesville Sanctuary visit, winery visit (lunch at own expense), a farm gate visit, a chocolatier and a restored railway in Healesville.   This fieldwork will be of interest to teachers planning fieldwork for the new VCE Geography course, as well as those keen to view a changing and beautiful region of Victoria.
3.3 Kelly Hack The secret life of Phillip Island Ever wanted to discover the secrets held on and around Phillip Island? Discover the amazing land formations of the Pinnacles and Cape Woolamai, then move on to the World renowned tourism attractions of Phillip Island Nature Park where you will visit Woolami Beach, Seal Rocks, boardwalks etc and the only costs involve going to the Visitor Centre and ranger talk. Plus with a little extra time up our sleeves go to wonderful lookouts and catch some of our furry and flying friends in the area. Suitable for teachers of all year levels, looking at landforms, processes, tourism, biodiversity, human impact and just the love of being out in nature. Some off track walking on the beach and a stable walking path around the beautiful Pinnacle Rocks and along the beach at Cape Woolamai. Be prepared with a jacket if weather is wet or windy.
3.4 Roger Smith, Dr Ken Marriott and Charmian Gaud Suburbs to Sea This fieldtrip will take a snapshot of one sector of the Melbourne Metropolitan area – the land between the suburbs of Collingwood/Kew and Williamstown,to see what is being constructed at the moment, what is planned for the future and the impacts that these developments are having. The route will follow the River Yarra and that part of Port Phillip Bay where the river enters the Bay – thus the title ‘Suburbs to Sea’. The field trip will begin at Dights Falls, Collingwood, stop in the CBD precinct for a cut-lunch break and conclude in Williamstown where participants will also have the chance to view the Seaworks Precinct and have an evening meal either in the docks area or in a nearby pub or restaurant. The chance to view and investigate these areas of present and future land use change will be made possible through the use of bus, ferry and train facilities and networks. At the end of the field trip participants will be given the opportunity to use the resources distributed during the day i.e. the overlay geographical maps, to carry out an urban planning exercise that could be repeated in the classroom.

>> Half-day field trips on Wednesday 11 January 2017

AGTA 2017 ConferenceThe AGTA 2017 conference will be held from 9-12 January 2017 at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne.