Checking the Pulse of the Hawkesbury River

Welcome to the pre-excursion page. These resources will help you complete the pre visit tasks on page 3 of your worksheet.

This excursion will immerse you in the needs of Deerubbin (Darug name) – The Hawkesbury River. We want you to be river ecologists for the day and collect data to assess the health of the river. This excursion involves kayaking so you will need to bring a change of clothes for paddling and a towel. Wetsuit shoes or old shoes are mandatory for kayaking, so ensure you have these too!

Kayaks 2

Now view the PREZI called “The Catchment Times”.

Click below to view the Prezi.

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Read the PDF file  Natural Resource Management Issues

Extra Resources:

Past Data – Compare your data to past student data

Worksheet – Geog – Biophysical Interactions

Algae ID sheets

Sample Assessment Task – From Rouse Hill HS

Sample Assessment Task – Galston HS

Analysis of Hawkesbury Nepean water quality – Pinto (2012)

Streamwatch Aquatic Macro Invertebrate Guide

Web links:

Hawkesbury Nepean River Watch – Harwest by WSU


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