Field trips

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution is committed to enhancing undergraduate teaching through field experience. Field courses in uniquely Australian locations are available as part of the department's second and third year subjects. They offer students an unrivalled learning experience.

Issues in Conservation - Wilsons Promontory

When: Late February
Duration: 5 days

Visit one of Australia's oldest national parks to learn about issues in conservation biology and the management of protected areas.

Plant Diversity and Ecology - Natimuk

When: September break, Semester 2
Duration: 5 days

An introduction to soil-vegetation relationships, survey methodology and plant identification based in the botanically diverse Wimmera region of Victoria.

Animal Physiology - Heron Island

When: Early-mid December
Duration: 7 nights on the island and 2 days in transit.

Gain insight into the physiology and behaviour of marine organisms and appreciate the faunal diversity offered by coral reef systems.

Animal Ecology - The Mallee

When: Easter break, Semester 1
Duration: 6 days

Work in groups on research projects studying fauna such as pygmy possums, ants, geckos and honeyeaters.

Geology and Plant Life - Snowy River

When: early to mid December
Duration: 6 days

Learn about the role of landforms and rock types in producing the unique geographical distributions of plants.

Mountain Ecosystems - Falls Creek

When: February
Duration: 7 days

Explore alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems in detail during daytime excursions. View our Mountain ecosystem video.

Freshwater Ecosystems - Ovens River

When: September break, Semester 2
Duration: 8 days

Learn about Freshwater ecosystems including hydrology and biology, and undertake team based research in the field.

Birds, Plants and Pollinators - Hastings Point

When: Mid-July

Study animal-plant interactions in the species rich heathlands and forests of the north coast of NSW.