FOSSIL BLUFF:
WHAT DO THE ROCKS TELL US
ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Commencement Date:         22 OCTOBER 2017
Day and Time:                      SUNDAY 10am–12noon
Class Size:                            MIN  2    MAX: 15
Course Duration:                  1 SESSION
Venue:                                  MEET AT FOSSIL BLUFF CARPARK
Tutor:                                    PAUL O’HALLORAN

Outline of Course
Tasmania is one of the most geologically diverse places on earth. The NW coast in particular has extraordinary geological sites including Don Heads; Cradle Mountain; Goat Island; Burnie basalt columns and waterfalls; Fossil Bluff; the Nut; and the Tarkine to name just a few.

Participants will use scientific inquiry to investigate evidence in the rocks that show that climate has changed dramatically through geological time at this location. We will also investigate how the Aboriginal people lived in the area. Lunch at 11.30 on site or, if the weather is inclement, at Gutteridge Gardens where there are toilets and shelter.

NOTE This activity is tide dependent and Fossil Bluff must be visited three hours either side of low tide. The lower the tide the better.

Items required for Course
Warm clothing
Lunch
Pen and notebook
(Optional) Camera and notebook