Coastal erosion is the breaking down and carrying away of materials by the sea.
Destructive waves erode through four main processes: Hydraulic Action, Compression, Abrasion and Attrition.
The aim of this zoom presentation is to examine the role played by these processes in the formation of Coastal Landscapes, giving teachers the opportunity to review the various investigations involved, develop fieldwork skills, which include careful observation, measuring and recording of information.
Area of investigation: Kilfarassy, Co. Waterford
Investigations will include:
• Wave Survey
• Beach profile
• Beach Fabric
• Cliff Survey
• Wind Speed & Direction
• Field Sketch & Observations
Tina is a native of Co. Waterford and a graduate of NUI Cork. She is a Geologist BSc, Heritage Specialist for the Heritage In Schools scheme, a Goldsmith and Gemmologist FGA and has been leading GI fieldtrips for many years.
During her eight years as geologist with the Copper Coast Geopark she built up a successful Education and Activities Programme, introducing our natural, cultural, and built heritage to the public, achieved through fieldtrips, lectures, family events, workshops and school visits. Work she now continues independently and through the ‘Heritage in Schools Scheme’.
To date, she successfully combines her work in the jewellery profession and her work as an geologist which is mainly involved in education. Tina’s artistic and scientific backgrounds are a great asset to her work in schools’ education and in increasing public understanding of Earth Science
|Course date||20-09-2023 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||20-09-2023 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||20-09-2023 4:45 pm|
Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Laoise
Laois Education Support