Fieldwork Showcase: The combined CHL-Fenner School Palaeoenvironments Course

14th April 2022

The combined CHL-Fenner School Palaeoenvironments Course provided a fantastic experience in the field. The course gives students the opportunity to learn about the significance of plants and fire from traditional knowledge holders and Dhurga language teachers (Patricia Ellis and Kerry Boyenga).

Here's a glimpse of some of the action on ground!

Field1A beautiful Welcome to Country from Brinja-Yuin educators and traditional knowledge holders Patricia Ellis and Kerry Boyenga on Yuin Nation land to start the Palaeoenvironments field trip, an inspirational undergrad field course led by Dr. Janelle Stevenson

Students learning about the significance of plants and fire from traditional knowledge holders and Dhurga language teachers Patricia Ellis and Kerry Boyenga

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Students investigate the deep history of environmental change through sediment archives (coastal mangrove muds). The students will process these samples in the lab to examine key indicators of past environments - pollen, charcoal, shell and grain size.

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