Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science students combined great weather, spectacular views and hard work during an enjoyable fieldwork excursion to the river and coast on Friday. The excursion was guided by Australian Earth Science Education and took students to the banks of Freshwater Bay in Peppermint Grove to examine the exposed limestone cliffs formed by long-expired quarries.

Then it was onto Cottesloe Beach to examine the weathered rock face, wave-cut platforms, fossilised coral, mangroves and forest remains, providing students with insights to the geological and sea level history of the area dating back hundreds of thousands of years.

There is so much more to the beach than just sand and sea!