Get the students to work in pairs to answer the three questions, then at the end of the song they share their answers with the class. Q1: Seagrass, Q2: Morton Bay. Q3: It is an important part of the ecosystem and Dugongs feed on it.
Explain where Morton Bay is
Give the students the handout, get them to read the information and summarise.
Moreton bay introduction powerpoint and activities
Where is it?
Why is it important?
Read the two articles about Morton Bay and summarise
the geographical characteristics of the region and
current and future threats.
In exactly 50 words!
Mapping Rivers and Landuse
Use the Map of the Brisbane catchment as your
basemap. Mark the following on your outline map:
Key cities and towns including Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba
Islands – North Stradbroke Island, South Stradbroke Island,
Moreton Island, Bribie Island and Peel Island
Bays – Moreton Bay, Deception Bay and Bramble Bay
1. What types of human activities and land use do you expect
to find in the Moreton Bay catchment? Why?
2. What types of human activities do you expect in Moreton
3. What impacts do you think people might have on Moreton
4. What do you think are the likely impacts of Brisbane being
located so close to Moreton Bay?
5. What ecosystems do you expect to find in this area?
6. Are there any similarities between the area you live and
Create an overlay to show
landuse in the catchment
Use your A4 piece of tracing paper to trace the outline of the map of Moreton Bay. Focus
on the coast, key islands etc.
Use the link below to access the different types of land use in the region. Create a key
(or use the one on the map) and shade the ways in which land is used in the region.
Ensure you have included BOLTSS.
After creating your overlay, answer the following questions:
1. Compare the land use map with the catchment area. Estimate the percentage of land in
the catchment which is used for grazing.
2. What are the four main ways in which land is used in the Moreton Bay catchment?
3. For each land use type, predict ways in which this may have an impact on Moreton Bay