Wednesday, 16 May 2018, our Year 11 & 12 Senior Geography
classes went on a day long excursion to Green Island.
Early in the morning the
classes gathered at the Cairns Esplanade Reef Fleet Terminal to board the ‘Great
After a choppy, but entertaining boat ride the group arrived
at Green Island. We were met by a marine biologist named Dave who took the group
on a guided tour around the island and explained how certain plants have
adapted to survive the unique island conditions. The afternoon consisted of a
guided tour of the back of the island; staff access only. The classes learned and
observed the sustainable practises used and developed to minimise the negative
impacts of tourism and protect the island unique environment for the future.
of primary data was used to complete a geographical report evaluating and
recommending a sustainable management strategy for Green Island.
Overall, all students involved loved exploring the
beautiful, tropical and sustainable island!