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YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY

ELECTIVE
SEABIRD INVESTIGATION AND EVALUATION
COASTAL CONSEQUENCES FROM HUMAN INDUCED ACTIVITY
SEA LEVEL RISING WITH COASTAL EROSION

WHERE IS SEABIRD?

SEABIRD

Population 100 people


100km north of Perth
Fishing Village now also with Retirees and Holiday
weekenders

WATCH VIDEO.
Sea Erosion Seabird Western Australia 2015 (4:32 minutes) https://youtu.be/hUQy_cB6ATI

Answer
Q1-4 while watching movie.
Q 5 after movie.

Aerial

http://www.maplandia.com/australia/western-australia/gingin/seabird /#map

SEABIRD INVESTIGATION -

AFFECTED BY SEA LEVEL RISE AND DAMAGE THROUGH EROSION


Group Activity:
Research Solutions for Seabird using
the Plus minus or interesting
technique regarding the listed hard
and soft engineering options.
Consider what would work for
Seabird?
Each group will use the plus minus
interesting sheet to make notes
for each type of hard or soft
engineering.
Use the aerial photograph
provided to illustrate your

The groups will consider :


Beach Nourishment Soft
engineering
Dune regeneration Soft
engineering
Managed Retreat Soft
engineering
Sea Wall Hard engineering
Groynes Hard Engineering
Rock Armour Hard engineering
http://
www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA/Coastal%20Zone/Management/managing%20c
oastlines.htm#Find_out_more

HOMEWORK EVALUATION OF SEABIRD


2 PARTS. 20 MINUTES.
1. Evaluate Sustainable Solutions for Seabird Worksheet Q 7.
You are the Town Planner at the Local Shire and have considered all of the hard and soft
engineering solutions for Seabird.
You understand that the future decision in regards to Seabird needs to be a Sustainable
Solution considering the context of economic, environmental and social considerations.
You need to write three paragraphs. Firstly, evaluate todays investigation of Seabird,
secondly identify potential solutions to that coastal environment. Thirdly, propose your
preferred recommendation.
Base your evaluation upon what your group has learnt and also on what other groups
have said.
Evaluate using a sustainable model. Your recommendation may well be a combination of
more than one hard or soft engineering option. You can also mark up the aerial image
below with any accompanying information.

Time spent 20 minutes. Homework max.

2: Reflection. Worksheet Q. 8 redo Q5

SOME BACKGROUND
Sea level rise makes WAs love affair with coast a serious policy concern.
2016. Internet article.
http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/climate-change-news/sea-level-rise-makes-w
as-love-affair-with-coast-a-serious-policy-concern/81514

New road to be built at Seabird due to coastal erosion


By Sarah Taillier
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-22/new-road-to-be-built-at-seabird-due-to-coast
al-erosion/5403496