Last Monday, the Year 11 Geography students visited Thredbo to examine the key characteristics of the three main biogeographic zones located in the southern end of Kosciuszko National Park. Students and their teacher travelled by chairlift to the top station at Thredbo. From here, they walked into the alpine zone, examining the biophysical environment with particular reference to the climate, terrain and the main forms of vegetation. They then walked back down to the village, making numerous stops to study the other two main zones, the subalpine and montane zones.

Information from this trip forms the foundation for future HSC case studies which feature the Kosciuszko alpine ecosystem, the Thredbo montane ecosystem, and Perisher ski resort.

Thank you to Year 11 student, Saskia Dutch for the wonderful photos.