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Geography Unit 3

Changing the Land Fieldwork

When studying Geography Unit 3, your students could be immersed in their fieldwork at the extraordinary Winton Wetlands, the largest wetland restoration in the Southern Hemisphere.

The vast area is in the process of being restored. For thousands of years it was a significant area for the Yorta Yorta Nation. It was then used for agriculture and then turned into a reservoir for irrigation and recreation. Your students will monitor the restoration changes from a flooded reservoir to establishing an ephemeral wetland.

Your students will be able to access the thousands of years of change from the Yorta Yorta Nation 150 years of recent change back to restoration.

Teacher Material

Student Fieldwork Material

Geography Unit 3 – Getting Started (51 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Student Class Checklist (49 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Homework (51 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Glossary (50 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Wetland Description (207 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Land Use Outcomes (144 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Landscape from Mokoan Hub (1146 KB)

 Geography Unit 3 – Mokoan Hub Infrastructure (133 KB)

  • Transect 1 – Green’s Hill (in development)
  • Transect 2 – Humphries Hill (in development)
  • Transect 3 – Lunette (in development)
  • Transect 4 – Ephemeral Wetland Boardwalk (not yet developed)

Geography Unit 3 – Macroinvertebrates (306 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Water Quality (411 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Weather & Climate (169 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Key Locations (2050 KB)

  • Outlet Channel – Dam Wall
  • Scarred Trees
  • Recent Historical Heritage sites
  • Interpretive Signs
  • CFA Water Tank
  • Camp Ground
  • Humphries Hill

Geography Unit 3 – Soil Data Monitoring (134 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Fauna Survey (52 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Bird Survey (1635 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Carp, Turbidity and Algal Blooms(617 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Compatible Land Use (150 KB)

Reference Materials

Throughout the learning materials there are a number of references to publications that support the work currently being undertaken by the Winton Wetlands. These publications have been highlighted and can be downloaded below.

Geography Unit 3 – FLUS Highlighted (2489 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Master Plan Highlighted (13400 KB)

Geography Unit 3 – Cultural Heritage Survey Highlighted(4415 KB)