Geography Fieldtrips

By Mike Waterworth | Posted: Wednesday September 20, 2017

The Year 12 and Year 13 Geography classes have enjoyed successful field trips during Term Three.

Early in the term the Year 13 Geography classes went on their Queenstown field trip to learn about, and see in action, the cultural process of tourism.  

The trip included a visit to AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bungy operation for the 'Secrets of Bungy' tour, a presentation on the development of tourism at the Lakes District Museum, a lecture from Destination Queenstown, a visit to the Queenstown Resort College, visiting 'The Headwaters' project in Glenorchy, a lecture from DOC, and spare time to enjoy the attractions of the area.  The students also surveyed tourists at different locations to collect primary data for their geographic research.  

A great trip was had by all.  Special thanks to parents Jason Jewiss and John MacDonell for coming with us.

Last week the Year 12 Geographers went to Mount Cook.  This field trip is part of a unit of work about the large natural environment of the South Island High Country.  

The group arrived at Mount Cook village to find 30 - 40 cm of new snow on the ground!  The main focus was seeing the process of glaciation first hand.  Other activities included lectures from the DOC educator about the process of glaciation, looking at how humans have impacted on the environment, collecting research data on zonation, and a visit to the Salmon Farm at Twizel.  It was great to spend time in this spectacular environment.  

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