All our programs are either tailored to support relevant units within the new curriculum, or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our Geology programs for years 7-10 have been specifically developed for units of study in Geography and Science. Each can however be tailored to a school’s needs. The programs are great fun and involve the exploration of a natural environment (excursions), or an exciting interactive PPP with classroom activities (incursions). An appreciation for the geological record at a specific destination as well as an understanding of tectonic processes that gave rise to a landform are key outcomes. These programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on (local) geology. The experiences can be delivered to complement the following units or modules:
Travel through time! On this adventure, you will learn about your local area’s geological record. You will sample rock units and use the information they contain to draw conclusions about different depositional environments that would have once existed at your program destination. If you are seeking a different approach to your geology study, we can design a program that is suitable for you.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day Geology excursion. All excursion packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|08:15||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from schools and airports|
|09:00||Arrive at Fingal Head Beach for Field Work Session 1 Here you will examine a deposit of rhyolite overlying hexagonal basalt columns. Learn about the volcanic past of your first field site.|
|09:45||Morning tea enjoyed on the beach|
|10:00||Depart Final Heads for Rainbow Bay|
|10:45||Arrive at Rainbow Bay for Field Work Session 2 Here, we can observe the Neranleigh Fernvale Beds, which are an example of a metamorphic rock unit. Discuss their marine origins and the tectonic processes that shaped them.|
|11:45||Lunch at Rainbow Bay|
|12:30||Depart Rainbow Bay for Burleigh Heads|
|13:00||Arrive at Burleigh Heads for Information Session 1 Take a guided “Geology Walk” around Burleigh Headland. You will learn about the younger rock deposits underlying this unique coastal formation and the importance of some of the headland’s geological resources to its traditional owners.|
|14:00||Afternoon Tea at Burleigh Heads|
|14:15||Depart Burleigh Heads for school or airport|
|15:00||Arrive back at school or airport when required|