Year 8 Excursion: Organ Pipes National Park

16 November 2016

In Humanities this year, the Year 8A and 8B classes have studied mountain building, including volcanic landscapes. Today, the Year 8's visited the Organ Pipes National Park in Keilor North and were able to investigate some of the structures that were created by volcanic eruptions which occurred thousands of years ago.

The students got to see the impact of the local creeks and rivers (including Jacksons Creek) on this volcanic landscape, as well as the impacts that people have had on this area since 1788. The students were able to relate the things that they had learnt in class with the observations that were made at the National park, even though the features that we observed were so old.