Introduction to Fieldwork

Description :

Engage students with hands-on learning experiences as they complete a range of different fieldwork activities. Students collect qualitative and quantitative data in a provided fieldwork booklet at two sites in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. Collected data is discussed in the context of waterway health and can be taken back to school for further analysis and discussion. A self-guided activity is also available for groups exploring the Gardens before or after their booked program time.

Students will

  • Complete an invertebrate survey of waterways
  • Test the pH and turbidity of waterways
  • Draw field sketches to highlight important features of waterways
  • Compare data collected from two different sites to make judgements about waterway health

Key focuses

  • Developing confidence with some basic fieldwork techniques
  • Using multiple measures to assess waterway health

Curriculum Links

Year 7 and 8 Geography – Geographical concepts and skills

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Cranbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Year 7 to Year 8


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.