This optional field day will allow attendees to practice rock identification in the field, interpret sedimentary environments and use stratigraphic indicators and will conclude with a discussion of the geological history of East Coast Australia.
If you wish to attend this day without attending the Earth Materials and Stratigraphy session, please contact Dr. Welsh to discuss.

Time Program
8.00am Meet at Chancellor’s Place, University of Queensland
8.30am - 10.00am Locating an intrusive contact at Mt Cootha, Brisbane
10.00am - 10.30am Travel to Salisbury
10.30am - 12.30pm Stratigraphic and sedimentological interpretation of key sequence in Toohey Forest.  
12.30 - 2.00pm Travel to Fingal Head
2.00 - 3.30pm Investgation of basaltic laval flow associated with Tweed Volcano
3.30pm - 5.00pm Return to University of Queensland

Gear required: long shirt and pants, sturdy shoes, hat and sun protection. Minimum 2lt drinking water. 



About Professional development to support the new Earth and Environmental Science Curriculum

The School of Earth and Environmental Science has created two professional development workshops to introduce the basics of: 

  • soils analysis and the hydrosphere
  • earth materials and stratigraphy

An optional field day workshop will also be offered as part of the earth materials and stratigraphy session. 

These workshops will support teachers with the delivery of the new syllabus in Earth and Environmental Science.

Cost: $60 per session or $100 for combined earth materials and stratigraphy workshop and field day. Price includes all materials and catering.