Specifically targeted key learning areas: Science

Strand: Scientific Understanding (earth science), Landforms and Landscapes, Environmental Change and Management and Geographical Knowledge and Understanding

The Mindflight7 Cataclysmic Earth Experience for high school students explores the dramatic impact humans have on the biodiversity of the earth.
High school students taking this experience brave the biting cold of Iceland, taking in the splendid sights of the Blue Lagoon, Strokker Geyser and a waterfall. They see how geography and its environmental impacts affect one another over time. They may also take a field trip to Glacier National Park, Montana, USA to see, first hand, the effects of global warming with their own tour guide.
Biodiversity is the variability among all living things from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part. This includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.
Biodiversity is also fundamental to human occupied environments as well as to nature due to the interrelatedness of our world. Biodiversity is vital to human well-being.
All of the decisions humans make influence biodiversity and affect the well-being of both themselves and others. Humans play a vital role in biodiversity given the rapid increase of human population.
The accompanying virtual tutorial provides further instructions to help students develop a deeper understanding in this area.
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Overview of the role of Geologist, Geophysicist & Hydrogeologist
People who study the physical make-up of the earth and our many landscapes can take a number of related earth science roles such as Geophysicist, Hydrogeologist and Geologist. Within these roles you will look at the physical structure of the earth, help identify location and types of minerals and other elements, give advice on the extraction of minerals, metals, rare earth elements, water and oil, and / or monitor types of earth movements including seismic, magnetic, electrical, heat (thermal) and ocean based changes. This area is defined by two fundamental, but outwardly opposing concepts: Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism, with Catastrophism relating to the theory that earth is shaped violently, suddenly (and potentially globally) by natural events and Uniformitarianism meaning gradual changes such as weathered rocks and erosion, occur over significantly long periods to create major landscapes and formations.

Some of the most famous geologists in history include Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, Leonardo da Vinci, Harrison Schmitt, James Hutton, John Muir, Florence Bascom and John Wesley Powell. You can find out more about working as a Geologist, Geophysicist or Hydrogeologist here at wikipedia.

Related Streams & Jobs:
Environmental Scientist
Information Engineering
Sustainability Manager
Biodiversity Scientist
Marine Geologist
Environmental Officer

To work as a Geologist, Geophysicist & Hydrogeologist you will likely express interest and undertake study in the following areas:

Aligned Subjects:
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Outdoor Education

Aligned Study
Earth Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering. A Graduate Certificate or Diploma or Masters Degree may be required for some roles and or relevant experience.

Industry Focus
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Science, Mining, Engineering, Government, Electricity, Gas, Water, Waste Services.

Personal Attributes
Intellectually Curious, Patient, Diligent, Empathetic, Responsible, Perseverance, Reliable, Sociability, Peak Health & Fitness.

Core Skills
Scientific-minded, well developed written communication skills, presentation skills, attention to detail, complex problem solving, perceptive decision making, analytical minded, mastery of principals of geology.

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