As part of their Year 8 Geography course, 08GEOS mapped our new school farm (Windermere) with Mr Ronald (their teacher) and Mr Peter Worsley from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Working with avenza maps on their iPads, the students began by first mapping the school to learn how to plot distances, calculate areas and draw boundary margins. Once competent the students headed out the the farm and mapped 4 different quadrants in small groups. They mapped fence lines, areas of erosion, waterways, gates, heavily vegetated areas and areas of infrastructure.
These maps and key point locations were then downloaded and sent to Mr Worsley in a excel spreadsheet for him to overlay them in one large map. This map was requested by the school’s Farm Steering Committee who will use it to help inform their understanding of the property.