Scottsdale High School - Grade 9 Camp
Grade 9 Camp
Navigation and History,
Water Sampling and Botany and
Photography and Video
On this camp students are involved in
activities that help to develop personal skills such as self sufficiency, teamwork,
independence, co-operation also and outdoor education skills in camping,
navigation, orienteering and hiking. Students choose from one of the
three specialists subjects, Navigation and History, Water sampling and Botany as
well as Photography and Video. They get the chance to study three completely
different environments of the North East, a sand dune area on the coast,
sclerophyll forest around Mt Cameron and the abandoned mine site at Pioneer and
the Blue Lake.
and HISTORY the
main task for these students is to navigate the group on the hike. They are given
maps compasses and an aerial photograph of the Mt Cameron area and told to plan
a suitable route across it.
The students are also be expected to
study the history of the area including the various mine workings and
machinery. At Cube Rock the students are be expected to take measurements which
will allow them to calculate the weight of the rock.
WATER SAMPLING AND BOTANY The students take water samples
from rivers, streams and dams encountered on the walk and tested for turbidity, pH,
phosphates and salinity. As well as plant specimens are collected from the different
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO Students produce a video and photographic
"essay" of the camp some. This is turned into a major display at school and the
video forms part of the video yearbook.
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Contact Page. This page was last modified on
20 May 2014.
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