L3 Geography Muriwai Field Trip
In week 6, our L3 Geography students travelled out to Muriwai beach to investigate coastal processes at work in this environment. While we were there, students collected primary data on the wave processes at a west coast Auckland beach and will soon compare these results to data they will collect at St Leonard's beach, an east coast Auckland beach. L3 Geographers will then draw conclusions about differences between the two coastlines to help them gain 5 credits in an internal assessment.
This trip was also a chance to familiarise themselves with the different features and characteristics of the Muriwai environment which forms our case study for an external standard. Students explored Maori Bay, experienced the difference between a cave and an arch and made new use of their face masks to block the smell of the Gannet colony before finishing off the day with a well earned ice cream.