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					Wetland Education & Training (WET) Program for Teachers

Tentative Program Outline

Friday, 16 March 2007


08:30 Registration

Session I: Theory
09:00 Welcome – John Johnstone

09:05 What makes wetlands so special? – Swapan Paul and Kerry Darcovich

09:30 Overview of inter-tidal wetlands – Geoff Sainty

10:00 Mangroves - biology, adaptations, values, functions, threats & human impacts – Colin Field

10:30 Morning Tea

10:45 Saltmarsh - its ecological significance, human impacts and management – Rob Williams

11:15 Sea Level rise & its effect on inter-tidal wetlands – Neil Saintilan

Session II: Practical Fieldwork Techniques as Conducted by Wetland Professionals

11:45 Demonstration of marsh bed elevation measurement technique
Various techniques in field assessment and monitoring utilising GPS & GIS tools

13:30 Lunch

Session III: Practical – Excursion fieldwork techniques

14:00 Water, air & sediment sampling and monitoring, using scientific equipment; wetland
vegetation transect and profile

15:00 Afternoon Tea

Session IV: Practical – GIS

15:15 Work through a range of activities designed for students as part of their fieldwork
experience at Sydney Olympic Park

17:00 Closing

				
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