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Year 12 Geography Aoraki/Mt Cook Field Trip

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Year 12 Geography Aoraki/Mt Cook Field Trip
by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 8:47 AM

During the last week of Term One; the Year 12 Geography students experienced idyllic autumn weather conditions in the South Island high country.

We ‘unlocked’ the landscape by studying the interacting natural processes that formed this unique region and how over time humans have impacted on this area.

Highlights of the trip included the Glacier Explorer boat excursion on the Tasman Glacier terminal lake, Sir Edmund Hillary alpine centre, DOC visitors’ centre, Hooker Valley walk, working with DOC specialists in the field, evening meals at the Tasman Delta Café and debating the 1080 poison issue.

Needless to say; post trip students have submitted some outstanding contemporary Geographic issues assessment work.

Special thanks to Ms Dixon and Mr Robertson who gave generously of their time.