Toronto field days

Monthly field trips are held around the Toronto and Awaba areas for the purpose of water quality monitoring in a joint venture with Lake Macquarie City Council.

The 2013 dates are:

6 March 3 April 8 May 5 June
7 August 11 September 16 October 13 November

These days are compulsory for the following students:
• full-time second year Environmental Diploma
• full-time first year Environmental Cert 4 & Diploma
• full-time second year Chem/Forensic Diploma

Other students (eg Chem Cert 4) can also join, but it must be a full commitment.  A unit of competence – Assist with fieldwork – will be added to your record if you complete the minimum requirements for the field days.

Second year students (both courses) are required to prepare the necessary materials and equipment on the Tuesday afternoon (1.30 pm) before the field day.


The meeting point for the start of each day is the corner of High and Elford Sts, Toronto – see below.

View Toronto field work meeting point in a larger map

How to get there

Students are asked to make their way to the site via one of the methods indicated below:
• your own transport to the meeting point by 9:15 am
• meet Graeme outside the back entrance of Building E; the bus departs promptly at 8.30 am or be ready to follow the bus in your own car.

For the first trip it is would be best to be on the bus or to follow the bus.

What to bring

For the day you will require:
• Appropriate dress (i.e. wet weather gear)
• Change of clothes
• Food and water
• Writing equipment
• Items as mentioned in class

Toronto Data Experiment using Tableau Public data visualisation software



Toronto Google Earth Video

This is an experiment in Google Earth. At the moment it is in draft form, I think some info is wrong, so be patient. I also want to put photos and some videos into the tour. If all goes well, the Enviro Navigation students will be doing this (and more) by the end of the year!

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